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

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.


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

Country of Origin: France

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

Inventory number: A19730912000

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