This collection consists of two scrapbook pages containing nine black and white, mounted photographs. The pages measure approximately 10 by 7 inches and the photographs each measure approximately 2.75 by 4.75 inches. The photographs date to 1919 and most have a handwritten caption by Dora Bertha Wilson on the obverse. Six photographs were taken at an aerial meet held at an airfield near Clark's Summit, Pennsylvania from August 18 to September 2, 1919. Aircraft depicted in the photographs include the Curtiss JN-4 Jenny and the Dayton Wright DH-4. People depicted in the photographs include Hiram W. Sheridan (misspelled as Sheriden in the caption information) and Fred C. Nelson. The pages also include three family photographs of a young child playing outside.
Biographical / Historical:
From August 18 to September 2, 1919, the Scranton Aero Club held an aerial meet at an airfield near Clark's Summit, Pennsylvania. Lieutenant Hiram W. Sheridan flew exhibition flights in his Dayton Wright DH-4 "Maple Leaf" and Lieutenant Fred C. Nelson made flights in a Curtiss JN-4 Jenny. Sheridan also attempted to set a speed record flying from Clark's Summit to Hazelhurst Field, New York. Dora Bertha Wilson is believed to have attended some part of the aerial meet as a young woman.
Thomas Arnold, Gift, 2014
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