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 consists of seven 2.5 x 4 black and white photographs taken on October 29, 1910 at the International Aviation Meet at Belmont Park. Pictured in flight are John B. Moisant, Hubert Latham, and Charles K. Hamilton. These photographs were taken during the Gordon Bennett Cup Race, of which Moisant came in second, Latham fourth, and Hamilton eighth. All photographs were taken by Otto Jensen.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics--Competitions
  • Airplane racing

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions on access

Creator

Jensen, Otto

Uniform title

Gordon Bennett Race

Subject

  • Moisant, John 1868-1910
  • Latham, Hubert
  • Hamilton, Charles K. -1913

Physical description

.05 cubic feet (1 folder)

Date

1910

Notes

The second International Aviation Meet took place at Belmont Park, Long Island, New York from October 22-30, 1910. Numerous prizes were awarded throughout this tournament in relation to speed, altitude, duration, and distance. Specific competitions include the Michelin Cup, the Scientific American Trophy, and the Statue of Liberty Flight. The Gordon Bennett Cup Race, a 100 km competition for the Gordon Bennett International Aviation Trophy, took place on October 29, 1910. Despite the dangerous route of this course, many entered to compete for the high honors bestowed upon the winner.

Cite as

International Aviation Meet, Belmont Park Photographs, Accession number 2004-0073, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Repository Loc.

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

Type

  • Mixed archival materials
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

2004-0073