Camera, Aerial, Roscoe Turner, Appareil 13x18-260 Modele 1916, French

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Camera, Aerial, Roscoe Turner, Appareil 13x18-260 Modele 1916, French

Collection Item Summary:

Air racer and showman Roscoe Turner probably acquired this French camera when he was a balloon pilot in the Aviation Section in France in 1918-19. The hand-held camera was used to take promotional aerial photographs of Turner's 1920s barnstorming act and to take commercial photographs by aiming over the side of an open-cockpit airplane.

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Inventory Number

A19730912000

Physical Description

Black metal with handles and wooden drawer in bottom (film holder). No lens.

Credit Line

Donated by the Estate of Roscoe Turner

Country of Origin

France

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

EQUIPMENT-Photographic