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1911 Harvard-Boston Aero Meet
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Early Boston Area Aviation Photography
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Views of the field from the half-price chairs viewing section adjacent to the grandstand seating area at the 1911 Harvard-Boston Aero Meet held at Harvard Aviation Field on the Squantum peninsula (near the "Atlantic" railroad station), Quincy, Massachusetts, August 26 through September 4, 1911. Several items of interest can be seen in the background including scoreboard (with pennant), several aircraft on the ground (biplanes and monoplanes, and the start/finish line. Two views show a Burgess F (Wright Model B) Moth in flight.
These scans from the original 4 x 5 inch glass plate negatives are presented with minimal processed to correct exposure and desaturated to reduce yellowing.
August 26 through September 4, 1911
Aeronautics -- Competitions
Burgess-Wright Aircraft Family
Wright (Co) Model B
4 Digital images (Scans from original 4 x 5 inch glass plate negatives loaned by donor for copying. Original negatives had extensive silver mirroring in dense areas (severe at edges), dust spotting, surface dirt, and chipping of emulsion at edges of plates., 600 ppi RGB TIFF files, 6100 x 4851 pixels)
Early Boston Area Aviation Photography, NASM Acc. 2018.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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