Camera, Aerial, Roscoe Turner, Appareil 13x18-260 Modele 1916, French

Air racer and showman Roscoe Turner probably acquired this French camera when he was a balloon pilot in the Aviation Section in France in 1918-19. The hand-held camera was used to take promotional aerial photographs of Turner's 1920s barnstorming act and to take commercial photographs by aiming over the side of an open-cockpit airplane.

Donated by the Estate of Roscoe Turner

Physical Description:
Black metal with handles and wooden drawer in bottom (film holder). No lens.

Country of Origin
France

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Air racer and showman Roscoe Turner probably acquired this French camera when he was a balloon pilot in the Aviation Section in France in 1918-19. The hand-held camera was used to take promotional aerial photographs of Turner's 1920s barnstorming act and to take commercial photographs by aiming over the side of an open-cockpit airplane.

Donated by the Estate of Roscoe Turner

Physical Description:
Black metal with handles and wooden drawer in bottom (film holder). No lens.

Country of Origin
France

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

ID: A19730912000