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Arthur T. Atherholt (1867-1915) was an aid to Major Hersey in the American Gordon-Bennett Trophy Race and was also one of the contestants during the 1907-1912 races. During his 1912 racing attempt he and copilot John Watts crashed in Russia and were held prisoners for over a week. Atherholt was one of the first members of the Philadelphia Aero Club, and later the president of this organization. He was also instrumental in organizing the Ben Franklin Aeronautical Society in Philadelphia.

Identifier

NASM.1992.0043

Creator

Atherholt, Arthur T., 1867-1915

Date

1906-1913

Provenance

Mary Ellen Tully, gift, 1992, 1992-0043, NASM

Extent

0.45 Cubic feet (1 legal document box)

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Photographs

Maps

Clippings

Logs (records)

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs, newspaper clippings, a speech, flight logs, and maps documenting Atherholt's balloon racing career.

Genre/Form

Photographs

Maps

Clippings

Logs (records)

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

Ben Franklin Aeronautical Society

Gordon Bennett Balloon Race

Philadelphia Aero Club

Watts, John

Topics Aeronautics
Balloons
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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