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:

This collection contains original material from the Photographic Section of the Army Air Service, American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in World War I. The material was originally assembled by Edward Steichen, Chief of Photographic Section, AEF. The collection includes an article by Steichen on aerial photography in the Army Air Service; histories of individual photographic sections; bound and unbound volumes on photographic interpretation, camera installation, and camouflage; and photographic volumes on the battles of Chateau Thierry and Cantigny.

Collection Item Long Description:


World War, 1914-1918

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions on access


United States Army American Expeditionary Forces


Steichen, Edward 1879-1973

Physical description

2.07 cubic feet (5 boxes)


  • 1917
  • 1917-1919

Cite as

American Expeditionary Force Photo Section (Steichen) Collection , Accession 1986-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Repository Loc.

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


  • Photographs
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