Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
The Rudy Arnold Photo Collection consistsof hundreds of
negatives, glass plates and color transparencies of aviation subjects that span
Arnold's career as an aviation photographer. Rudy Arnold (1902-1966) was an
accomplished airman and photographed many of
the major news stories of the 1920's and 1930's. He shot much of his material
at New York City's Floyd Bennett Field where many of the great early long distance
air races started and finished. That is where Arnold captured Wiley
Post with his Lockheed Vega 5"Winnie Mae" before Post's epoch
flight around the world in July of 1933. Arnold photographed many of the aircraft
which flew stunt flights over the 1939 World's Fair
in New York City and also shot Navy PT boats
in New York's Harbor.
Samples of Arnold's many images follow.
(Rev 5/03/96) Kristine Kaske
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