Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection 1906-1910


Collection Item Summary:

This collection consists of nearly 250 glass plates, several folders of prints and two boxes of glass plate envelopes affixed with small prints of the image formerly contained within them. The subject matter of the photography is primarily concerned with Alexander Graham Bell's tetrahedral experiments of 1906, flights of the Thomas Baldwin dirigible and the United States Signal Corps SC-1 free balloon (1908) and the Wright Flyer Army Trials at Fort Meyer, Virginia (1908 and 1909).

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • U.S. Signal Corps SC-1 free balloon
  • Airships
  • Balloons
  • Kites
  • Research aircraft

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

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Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957


  • Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922
  • Baldwin, Thomas
  • Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
  • Wright Flyer Army Trials

Physical description

1.95 cubic feet (1 legal document box) (2 flatboxes) (13 clamshells)


  • 1906
  • 1906-1910


Fort Myer, Vir


Carl H. Claudy (1879-1957) was a journalist for the New York Herald and author of a number of books relating to photography and to aviation, including First Book of Photography: A Primer of Theory and Prize Winners' Book of Model Airplanes. During the early 1900s, Claudy photographed many important aeronautical events such as Alexander Graham Bell's tetrahedral kite experiments and the Wright Flyer Army Trials at Fort Meyer, Virginia.

Repository Loc.

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


  • Mixed archival materials
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