This camera was used by Lt. Lewis Webster while participating on the aerial bombing test in the Chesapeake Bay in 1921. The 1st Provisional Air Brigade commanded by Gen. Billy Mitchell demonstrated the value of aircraft attacking surface warships. Webster piloted a Martin MB-10 and flew numerous strikes against submarines, destroyers, and most notability the U.S.S. Alabama.
Bequest from the Arthur L. Webster Estate
Country of Origin: United States
Overall: 12.7 x 20.32 x 20.32cm (5in. x 8in. x 8in.)
Case Cover: Leather
Personal camera; leather covered film magazine or film back with red cloth bellows; brass and chrome steel focus knob, appiture control; copal shutter lens; prism view finder shutter speed control on top of lens.