Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Group of 17 photographs from an unknown report. Aerial views of dredging operations and construction of the field, hangar, and terminal building of Washington National Airport at Gravelly Point, Virginia, 1938-1940. Also visible in several photographs are the Bureau of Public Roads Abingdon Research Station, Washington-Hoover Airport (Arlington, Virginia), and parts of the city of Washington, D.C., including the US Army Air Corps base at Bolling Field.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Airports
  • Aerial photography

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm


Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA)



Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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