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Aviator Collection

Background imageAviator Collection: Otto Lilienthal makes one of his last flights, 1896 (1956)

Otto Lilienthal makes one of his last flights, 1896 (1956). Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896) German gliding pioneer and aeronautical inventor, flying one of his gliders

Background imageAviator Collection: The Santos Dumont Air-ship rounding the Eiffel Tower, on October 19th 1901, (c1910)

The Santos Dumont Air-ship rounding the Eiffel Tower, on October 19th 1901, (c1910). Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932) in his airship (dirigible)

Background imageAviator Collection: Louis Bleriot about to make the first successful flight across the English Channel, 1909

Louis Bleriot about to make the first successful flight across the English Channel, 1909. French aviator Bleriot (1872-1936)

Background imageAviator Collection: British pilot Captain Albert Ball posing with trophies from his 43rd victory, 1917

British pilot Captain Albert Ball posing with trophies from his 43rd victory, 1917. Captain Ball was one of Britains most prolific fighter aces of the First World War

Background imageAviator Collection: Amy Johnson, pilot, c1930s (1936)

Amy Johnson, pilot, c1930s (1936)
Amy Johnson, British aviator, c1920s-c1930s (1936). Johnson created a new record for a solo flight from London to Cape Town, completing the trip in 4 days, 6 hours and 54 minutes

Background imageAviator Collection: Harry N. Atwood, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Harry N. Atwood, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Harry N. Atwood, between c1910 and c1915. Shows aviator Harry Nelson Atwood (1884-1967).

Background imageAviator Collection: Opalard; Prade; Wallace; Van den Bergh; Comte Castillion de St. Victor.., between c1910-c1915

Opalard; Prade; Wallace; Van den Bergh; Comte Castillion de St. Victor.., between c1910-c1915
Opalard; Prade; Wallace; Van den Bergh; Comte Castillion de St. Victor; Grunholde; Thomas; Train; Beaumont; Dalziel (London Standard); Barri; Valentine; Tabuteau; Weymann, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageAviator Collection: Postmaster Morgan, P.M.G. Hitchcock, & Ovington, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Postmaster Morgan, P.M.G. Hitchcock, & Ovington, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Postmaster Morgan, P.M.G. Hitchcock, & Ovington, 1911.

Background imageAviator Collection: Sopwith & Mrs. Chudoba, woman passenger, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Sopwith & Mrs. Chudoba, woman passenger, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Sopwith & Mrs. Chudoba, woman passenger, 1911. Shows aviator Thomas Sopwith (1888-1989) in an airplane.

Background imageAviator Collection: Meckler-Allen Aeroplane, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Meckler-Allen Aeroplane, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Meckler-Allen Aeroplane, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageAviator Collection: Malcolm Allison - with glider, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Malcolm Allison - with glider, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Malcolm Allison - with glider, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageAviator Collection: Mathieu, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Mathieu, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Mathieu, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageAviator Collection: Ward says good by [i.e., goodbye] to Gen. Grant, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Ward says good by [i.e., goodbye] to Gen. Grant, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Ward says good by [i.e., goodbye] to Gen. Grant, 1911. Shows aviator James J. Ward in New York at the start of the Hearst Transcontinental Flight

Background imageAviator Collection: Helene Dutrieu, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Helene Dutrieu, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Helene Dutrieu, 1911. Shows Helene Dutrieu (1877-1961), Belgian aviator, cyclist, hospital director and journalist.

Background imageAviator Collection: Tom Sopwith, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Tom Sopwith, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Tom Sopwith, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageAviator Collection: Stevens, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Stevens, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Stevens, 1911. Shows professional balloon and airship pilot and stunt man Albert Leo Stevens (1873-1944).

Background imageAviator Collection: L. Stevens, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

L. Stevens, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
L. Stevens, 1911. Shows professional balloon and airship pilot and stunt man Albert Leo Stevens (1873-1944).

Background imageAviator Collection: Rodgers (twins? on plane?), between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Rodgers (twins? on plane?), between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Rodgers (twins? on plane?), between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageAviator Collection: W.R. Kimball & aeroplane, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

W.R. Kimball & aeroplane, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
W.R. Kimball & aeroplane, between c1910 and c1915. Shows Wilbur R. Kimball (d. 1940), aviation pioneer, inventor, airplane builder

Background imageAviator Collection: Helene Dutrieu, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Helene Dutrieu, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Helene Dutrieu, 1911. Shows Helene Dutrieu (1877-1961), Belgian aviator, cyclist, hospital director and journalist.

Background imageAviator Collection: Helene Dutrieu, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Helene Dutrieu, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Helene Dutrieu, 1911. Shows Helene Dutrieu (1877-1961), Belgian aviator, cyclist, ambulance driver and hospital director.

Background imageAviator Collection: Mrs. G. Curtiss, c1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Mrs. G. Curtiss, c1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Mrs. G. Curtiss, c1910. Shows Lena Pearl Neff Curtiss (Mrs. Glenn Curtiss, 1879-1951) at the controls of an airplane.

Background imageAviator Collection: P.M. Morgan, P.M.G. Hitchcock, & Ovington, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

P.M. Morgan, P.M.G. Hitchcock, & Ovington, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
P.M. Morgan, P.M.G. Hitchcock, & Ovington, 1911. Shows the first official airmail flight in the United States with pilot Earle Lewis Ovington (1879-1936) in a Bleriot XI airplane

Background imageAviator Collection: Capt. Felix of Army Aero. Corps., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Capt. Felix of Army Aero. Corps., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Capt. Felix of Army Aero. Corps., between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageAviator Collection: Lieut. Ellis (i.e., Ellyson), between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Lieut. Ellis (i.e., Ellyson), between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Lieut. Ellis (i.e., Ellyson), between c1910 and c1915. Shows naval aviator Lieutenant Theodore Gordon Ellyson (1885- 1928).

Background imageAviator Collection: Al Welsh and G.W. Beatty, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Al Welsh and G.W. Beatty, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Al Welsh and G.W. Beatty, 1911. Shows aviators Arthur L. "Al"Welsh (1881-1912) and George William Beatty (1887-1955)

Background imageAviator Collection: Al Welsh & G.W. Beatty, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Al Welsh & G.W. Beatty, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Al Welsh & G.W. Beatty, 1911. Shows aviators Arthur L. Welsh (1881-1912) and George William Beatty (1887-1955) probably when Welsh was training Beatty at the Wright Flying School on Long Island in

Background imageAviator Collection: J.J. Cole; Bob Fowler; & W.F. Grundy, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

J.J. Cole; Bob Fowler; & W.F. Grundy, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
J.J. Cole; Bob Fowler; & W.F. Grundy, 1911. Shows Joseph Jarret Cole (Cole Motor Car Company) and Robert Grant "Bob"Fowler who are sitting in a Wright Model B Flyer called the "Cole

Background imageAviator Collection: Earle Ovington & wife, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Earle Ovington & wife, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Earle Ovington & wife, 1911. Shows aviator Earle Lewis Ovington (1877-1839) with his wife Adelaide. Possibly taken in New York at start of the Hearst Transcontinental Flight.

Background imageAviator Collection: Leo Stevens & Harry Atwood, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Leo Stevens & Harry Atwood, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Leo Stevens & Harry Atwood, between c1910 and c1915. Shows aviator Harry Nelson Atwood (1884-1967) with pilot Albert Leo Stevens (1873-1944).

Background imageAviator Collection: Turpin and Lt. Rogers, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Turpin and Lt. Rogers, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Turpin and Lt. Rogers, between c1910 and c1915. Shows aviators Lieutenant John Rodgers (left) and J. Clifford Turpin seated in an airplane, possibly a Wright Model B aircraft.

Background imageAviator Collection: Tom Baldwin, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Tom Baldwin, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Tom Baldwin, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageAviator Collection: Parmalee, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Parmalee, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Parmalee, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageAviator Collection: J.M. Johnson in Bleriotype [plane], between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

J.M. Johnson in Bleriotype [plane], between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
J.M. Johnson in Bleriotype [plane], between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageAviator Collection: W.R. Kimball, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

W.R. Kimball, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
W.R. Kimball, between c1910 and c1915. Shows Wilbur R. Kimball (d. 1940), aviation pioneer, inventor, airplane builder and pilot who was also the Secretary of the Aeronautic Society of New York.

Background imageAviator Collection: J.M. Johnson in Bleriotype [plane], between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

J.M. Johnson in Bleriotype [plane], between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
J.M. Johnson in Bleriotype [plane], between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageAviator Collection: Tom Sopwith, c1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Tom Sopwith, c1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Tom Sopwith, c1910. Shows English aviator Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith (1888-1989) in the Howard Wright biplane.

Background imageAviator Collection: Turpin and Lt. T.D. Milling, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Turpin and Lt. T.D. Milling, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Turpin and Lt. T.D. Milling, between c1910 and c1915. Shows early aviators Thomas DeWitt Milling (1887-1960) (left) and Clifford Turpin (1886-1966) (right).

Background imageAviator Collection: Bertrand Lesseps, Countess de la Bagassiere, and Jacque de Lesseps standing together, 1910

Bertrand Lesseps, Countess de la Bagassiere, and Jacque de Lesseps standing together, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Bertrand Lesseps, Countess de la Bagassiere, and Jacque de Lesseps standing together, 1910.

Background imageAviator Collection: Cortland F. Bishop, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Cortland F. Bishop, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Cortland F. Bishop, 1910.

Background imageAviator Collection: Count de Lesseps, G. Curtiss, and H. Latham standing on train platform, 1910

Count de Lesseps, G. Curtiss, and H. Latham standing on train platform, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Count de Lesseps, G. Curtiss, and H. Latham standing on train platform, 1910.

Background imageAviator Collection: Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bishop next to train, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bishop next to train, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bishop next to train, 1910.

Background imageAviator Collection: Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bishop, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bishop, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bishop, 1910.

Background imageAviator Collection: Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bishop with Clifford Harmon, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bishop with Clifford Harmon, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bishop with Clifford Harmon, 1910.

Background imageAviator Collection: Oscar Erbsloh, ready to go up in balloon, 1916. Creator: Bain News Service

Oscar Erbsloh, ready to go up in balloon, 1916. Creator: Bain News Service
Oscar Erbsloh, ready to go up in balloon, 1916.

Background imageAviator Collection: Harriman Hydroaeroplane, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Harriman Hydroaeroplane, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Harriman Hydroaeroplane, between c1910 and c1915. Shows hydroplane designed by Frank Herbert "Bert" Harriman, an early aviation pioneer.

Background imageAviator Collection: Harriman Hydroaeroplane, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Harriman Hydroaeroplane, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Harriman Hydroaeroplane, between c1910 and c1915. Shows hydroplane designed by Frank Herbert "Bert" Harriman, an early aviation pioneer.

Background imageAviator Collection: Bleriot & wife, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Bleriot & wife, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Bleriot & wife, 1912. Shows French aviator Louis BleĀ“eriot (1872-1936) and his wife who were part of a French delegation sent to the unveiling of a Rodin bust of Samuel Champlain at the Champlain



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