EARLY AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE.

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Lot 4
EARLY AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE.

US$ 50,000 - 70,000
£ 40,000 - 56,000

The Air and Space Sale

17 Sep 2019, 13:00 EDT

New York

EARLY AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE.
CHRONICLING 20TH CENTURY AVIATION FROM THE EARLIEST WRIGHT BROTHERS IMAGES THROUGH TO COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY APPLICATIONS.
Over 1300 photographs, generally silver gelatin prints, approximately 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches through 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches, early 1900s through c.1945, many with editor's marks, publication stamps on verso.
WITH: Group of correspondence related to the Aeroclub, Aerial League of America and material related to early air mail.
Provenance: Henry Woodhouse, 1884-1970, (ownership stamp or signature on verso of some images).

Henry Woodhouse, founder of the still extant magazine Flying, among several others, was one of original founders of the Aeroclub and the American Society of Aeronautic Engineering, was author of a number of the earliest authoritative books on aviation and was a major advocate of aviation during World War I. The present collection was apparently built over his career as a managing editor and publisher and includes images as early as the earliest published photographs of the Wright Brothers Flyer taken by Jimmy Hare, to many other early aviation pioneers, World War I and World War II aviation, gliders, commercial aircraft, dirigibles and balloons, seaplanes, aviators, air shows, the Curtiss factory, aircraft engines, aircraft expeditions, around-the-world flights, and even a group of photographs of American rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard. A majority of the photographs had been used in publications and are stamped on the verso and/or include press information slips. Woodhouse's position as a publisher and managing editor gave him an opportunity to assemble a massive collection that covers many important aviation landmarks.
Highlights include 10 photographs of the Wright Brothers and their flyer, each with Collier's Weekly stamp on verso and most by Jimmy Hare; a series of 19 large-format photographs of the Curtiss airplane factory, most with Jimmy Hare signature in the negative; a further group of 32 photographs by Jimmy Hare of various aviation events, etc. Should be seen.
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