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Cecil Tucker worked for Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri,from 1928 until 1945. Tucker started as a wire man and worked his way up to the Assistant Superintendent of Factory Administration for the St. Louis plant.

Identifier

NASM.2000.0033

Processing Information

Arranged, described, and encoded by Patricia Williams, 2000. Digital assets attached by Allan Janus, 2020.

Creator

Tucker, Cecil

Date

[ca. 1930s-1940s]

Provenance

Paul B. Tucker, gift, 2000, 2000-0033

Extent

0.25 Cubic feet ((5 folders))

Summary

This collection consists of 125 black and white photographs that Cecil Tucker collected during his tenure at the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The photographs include the following Curtiss-Wright aircraft: the Curtiss-Wright Robin, including "Wrong-Way" Corrigan's aircraft; the Curtiss-Wright Kingbird, built for the Marine Corps; the Curtiss-Wright Condor, including images of the Condor T-32 built for the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, the two Condors modified for the Navy for use by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as the Condors sold to Eastern Airlines, Switzerland, and Argentina; and the Curtiss-Wright AT-9, CW-19R, and CW-22B. Famous individuals pictured include: Amelia Earhart, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Lowell Thomas, the famous radio broadcaster. Also of interest are severala few images of aircraft with Latin and South American insignia.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Photographs

Arrangement note

The Curtiss-Wright Photography [Tucker] Collection is arranged by subject.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 125 black and white photographs that Tucker collected during his tenure at Curtiss-Wright. The photographs include the following Curtiss-Wright aircraft: the Curtiss-Wright Robin, including "Wrong-Way" Corrigan's aircraft; the Curtiss-Wright Kingbird, built for the Marine Corps; the Curtiss-Wright Condor, including images of the Condor T-32 built for the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, the two Condors modified for the Navy for use by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as the Condors sold to Eastern Airlines, Switzerland, and Argentina; and the Curtiss-Wright AT-9, CW-19R, and CW-22B. Famous individuals pictured include: Amelia Earhart, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Lowell Thomas, the famous radio broadcaster. Also of interest are a few images of aircraft with Latin and South American insignia. Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.

Genre/Form

Photographs

Rights

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Names

Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Corrigan, Douglas, 1907-

Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937

Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

Thomas, Lowell

Topics Curtiss Robin Family
Curtiss Kingbird Family (Model 55)
Curtiss Condor Family
Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States
Aircraft industry

Citation

Curtiss-Wright Photography [Tucker], Acc. NASM.2000.0033, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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