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William H. Sheahan (1872-1956) first became interested in aviation in 1910 and he spent part of the 1912 and 1913 summers at the Heinrich Aviation School, Hempstead Plains Field (now Roosevelt Field), Long Island. Sheahan soloed in a Heinrich monoplane and later took flying lessons at Curtiss Field, Long Island, during 1920-1922. Sheahan was a member of the Aero Club of Pennsylvania, and was in charge of the Hall of Aviation at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Sheahan also applied for membership in the Early Birds.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0523

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Patricia Williams, 1994. Updated and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2019.

Creator

Sheahan, William H., 1872-1956

Date

1912-1921

bulk 1912-1915

Provenance

William H. Sheahan, gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0523

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)

Summary

This collection consists of 62 photographs taken by William H. Sheahan of early aircraft and aviators, mostly at Hempstead Plains Field where he took lessons.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Photographs

Arrangement note

This collection is in original order. Images in this collection have been catalogued previously and were assigned the following image numbers: SI-94-12971 to SI-94-13026 and SI-94-13758 to SI-94-13764.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 62 photographs taken by William H. Sheahan of early aircraft and aviators, mostly at Hempstead Plains Field where he took lessons. Aircraft represented in the collection include a Bellanca monoplane; Blériot XI; various Curtiss aircraft models including biplane and pusher types; Curtiss JN-4 Jenny and Curtiss JN-4Can Canuck; LWF Twin DH-4; a Deperdussin monoplane; a Gallaudet (Aircraft) Military Tractor Biplane; various models produced by Heinrich (Aeroplane Co); Moisant (Co) 1914 Bluebird Monoplane; and Wright (Co) Model B.

Genre/Form

Photographs

Rights

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Names

Heinrich Aviation School, Hempstead Plains Field (N.Y.)

Hempstead Plains Field (N.Y.)

Roosevelt Field (N.Y.)

Sheahan, William H., 1872-1956

Topics Bleriot XI Family
Curtiss Pusher R
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny Family
Curtiss JN-4Can Canuck
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4
Deperdussin Aircraft Family
Gallaudet Type C Military Tractor Biplane Family
Heinrich (Aeroplane Co) 1915 Model E Family Military Tractor Biplane
Heinrich (Aeroplane Co) 1915 Model C Monoplane
Huntington (CT) Aircraft Family
Moisant (Monoplane Co) 1914 Bluebird Monoplane
Schmitt (Maximilian) 1915 Monoplane
Wright (Co) Model B
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States
Aeronautics, Commercial
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916

Citation

William H. Sheahan Early Aviation Photographs, NASM.XXXX.0523, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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