Aviation Lithograph Collection
Scope and Content
The collection represents the artistic depiction of early aeronautics through color lithographs, including air balloons, monoplanes, biplanes, and air show promotion. The lithographs depict a Louis Godard balloon (circa 1866), Camille Dartois balloon (circa 1880), Boulard Voltaire (circa 1884), Sauvetage de l'aerostier by A.L. Crespin (circa 1900), Atterissage perilleux by A.L. Crespin (circa 1900), Coupe Gordon Bennett winner Curtiss (1909), Grande Semaine d'aviation de Caen (1910), Wright Brothers biplane above Paris (1909), Grande Semaine d'aviation de la Champagne Reims (1909), Bleriot (1909), Aeroplane by Ferdinand Fernel (circa 1908), and Wilbur Wright at Le Mans (1908). Also included is a mounted silver gelatin photograph of Alberto Santos-Dumont's Demoiselle in flight (1909).
- Creation: 1866-1910
- Artcurial (Art center : Paris, France) (Organization)
Language of Materials
The records are in English and French
Restrictions on Access
There are no restrictions on accessing materials in this collection.
Restrictions on Use
Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
5 linear feet (13 oversize folders, 1 oversize tube)
A collection contains thirteen early aviation lithographs and one photograph.
Statement of Arrangement
These items are arranged and stored by item name in the oversize collection.
Items were purchased individually at an Artcurial auction in Paris, France on October 15, 2006. Additional items were purchased and added to the collection in 2007.
Existence and Location of Copies
The lithographs are digitized.
- Guide to the Aviation Lithograph Collection (MS-403)
- Finding aid prepared by John Armstrong, Fall 2006.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English
- 2023 September 8: Additional five items processed into the collection.
Part of the Special Collections Repository
Special Collections and Archives
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