Bud Morriss photographs collection, 1902-1964  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Morriss, Percival George Brockhurst, 1884-1944
Title
Bud Morriss photographs collection
Dates
1902-1964 (inclusive)
1908-1934 (bulk)
Quantity
3.16 cubic feet, (898 photographs, 197 lantern slides, and approx. 200 nitrate negatives in 7 boxes and 4 oversize folders)
Collection Number
Org. Lot 90
Summary
Aviator Bud Morriss collected photographs of the early years of aviation in the United States, as well as aviation highlights from elsewhere, including France, Mexico, Canada, Australia and Great Britain. The collection emphasizes the accomplishments and personalities of pre-World War I civilian aviation, with members of the Early Birds of Aviation and the Ninety-Nines well represented.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Additional Reference Guides

An early inventory is available in the collection (Box 4, Folder 13).

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Percival George Brockhurst Morriss (1884-1944), a native of England, learned to fly at Brooklands racetrack in 1909. Soon after that he came to the United States. A former assistant engineer in the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company, he championed the use of wireless to communicate with airplanes in flight. He worked as a pilot for the Bleriot company, and by 1911 he had become associated with the Benoist Airplane Company of St. Louis, Mo., as a pilot, instructor and salesman. He also experimented with taking motion pictures in flight.

He opened the Bud Morriss Airplane School in Chicago in 1917. During World War I, Morriss enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and was selected to operate the Great Lakes Aviation School near Chicago, where he directed the training of 5,000 men. In 1928 he became one of the founding members of the Early Birds of Aviation, Inc., an organization of pre-World War I flyers, and was elected their first president. In later years he managed the Hotel Clark in Los Angeles, where he maintained clubrooms for the Early Birds.

The Early Birds of Aviation, established December 17, 1928, was a group, eventually numbering nearly 600, in which membership was restricted to those who had flown solo before World War I. In the United States, the cutoff date was established at December 17, 1916. In Europe, where the war necessitated the earlier training of war pilots, the cutoff date was August 4, 1914. Many of the early aviation pioneers had been killed before the group was organized, but their accomplishments were celebrated all the same.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists primarily of photographic prints, many of them inscribed. Also included are associated lantern slides, negatives and supporting clippings and letters. The material covers the early years of aviation in the United States, as well as aviation highlights elsewhere, including France, Mexico, Canada, Australia and Great Britain. The collection emphasizes the accomplishments and personalities of the pre-World War I era. Two groups of aviators are well represented: The Early Birds of Aviation and the Ninety-Nines. Images from these groups are intermingled alphabetically, along with images of flyers who were never members of either group. Images post-dating the early 1940s were added after Bud Morriss’s death, possibly by the donor, A.G.B. Morriss.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any reproduction use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Bud Morriss photographs collection, Org. Lot 90, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  People, 1902-1961,   (bulk 1908-1934) Return to Top

501 items
Names are listed alphabetically. Group photos are filed by the first identified figure, and referenced for the other names [in…]. When an identified individual can also be found in images filed in other folders, these are referenced as [also in…]. Lantern slides are referenced by "LS" numbers. Question marks in brackets indicate a name is missing or handwritten captions were difficult to read, and a name may not be interpreted correctly. Nicknames were common among aviators and, where present, are enclosed in parentheses after the name.
Container(s) Description Dates
People: A
1911-1934
Box/Folder
1/1
Acosta, Bertrand Blanchard (Bert)
1/1
Adams, Baxter [also LS68, LS1068]
1/1
Adams, Porter
1/1
Ade, George [also LS80]
1/1
Alexander, Mary L.
1/1
Allan, A. Limpton (Doc)
1/1
Atwater, Lillian Janeway (Jane)
1/1
Atwater, William B.
1/1
Atwood, Harry N. [in 2/16, 3/7]
1/1
Aubert, Fred [also LS174]
People: B
1907-1940
Box/Folder
1/2
Bach, Erna
1/2
Baldwin, Capt. Thomas Scott [also in 1/1]
1/2
Barnaby, Ralph S.
1/2
Barnes, Florence Lowe (Pancho)
1/2
Barnitz, R.B. (Dick)
1/2
Barrier, René [in 2/6]
1/2
Bates, Mortimer Fleming [also LS148]
1/2
Batt, Howard H.
1/2
Batts, Carl T.
1/2
Beachey, Hillery [also in 2/29; LS166]
1/2
Beachey, Lincoln [also in 2/20, 3/8; LS72, LS182, LS182a]
1/2
Bean, Linus V.[?] [in OverA/1]
1/2
Beard, Melba
1/2
Beatty, George W. [in 3/7]
1/2
Beech, Alexander C. [in 1/15]
1/2
Bellinger, Cmdr. P.N.L. (Pat)
1/2
Benoist, Tom [also in 1/1; LS120]
1/2
Bernard, D.E.
1/2
Berry, Albert [in LS122]
1/2
Blakely, Thomas G. [in 2/20]
1/2
Bleriot, Louis
1/2
Blondin, Joe
1/2
Bonney, W. Leonard [in 1/8, 2/2, 3/12]
1/2
Bowes[?], Gen. [in OverA/1]
1/2
Boyd, George [also LS173]
1/2
Brabazon, Jesse C.[?] [in 1/15]
1/2
Brindley, Oscar [in 1/8]
1/2
Bronson, Buck [in 2/1]
1/2
Brookins, Walter R. [in 1/3, 2/6; also LS101, LS145]
1/2
Bryant, Alys McKey
1/2
Bryant, Frank
1/2
Bryant, Henry
1/2
Bryant, John Milton (Johnny)
1/2
Burge, Sgt. (Capt., Maj.) V.L.
1/2
Burnett, Jerry
1/2
Burnside, Frank [in LS300, LS302]
1/2
Butler, Mrs. W. [in LS402]
1/2
Byrd, Richard Evelyn Jr. [also in 2/1]
People: B
1909-1914
Box/Folder
1/3
Calkins[?], Dick
1/3
Carlstrom, Victor [in 1/1]
1/3
Carrell, Charles J. (Andy)
1/3
Caruthers, Frank D. [in LS132]
1/3
Cessna, C.V.
1/3
Chamberlin, Clarence [also in 3/24]
1/3
Chambers, Bert [in 2/57]
1/3
Chandler, Clarence DeForest [also in OverA/1; LS360]
1/3
Christofferson, Harry P.
1/3
Christofferson, Silas [also LS349]
1/3
Clarke, Frank
1/3
Clementz, Frank [in 1/15; LS92]
1/3
Coffyn, Frank T. [also LS101]
1/3
Coffyn, Louis D. Adams [also LS101]
1/3
Cogswell, Stewart W. [also in 1/1]
1/3
Cook, Dr. Frederick A. [also in OverA/1]
1/3
Cooke, Weldon B. [also LS81]
1/3
Cooper, [?] [in 2/1]
1/3
Cooper, Margaret
1/3
Copland, Harry D.
1/3
Crawford, [?] [also in 2/10]
1/3
Crowell, Henry K. [also in 4/5]
1/3
Crumrine, Edna
1/3
Curtiss, Glenn [also in 1/8, 1/18, 2/20, 3/8; LS160, LS185, LS251, LS301]
People: D
1911-1915
Box/Folder
1/4
Daugherty, Earl S. [also in 1/15, 2/20; LS84, LS106, LS108, LS109, LS172]
1/4
Davis, Walter C. [in LS100]
1/4
Davison, F. Trubee
1/4
Day, Curtiss L. (Satan)
1/4
De Giers, Clarence A.
1/4
Denehie, W. Austin
1/4
DeRemer, Lionel H.
1/4
Diggins, Ralph C.
1/4
Dolan, Carl D.
1/4
Domenjoz, John [in LS297]
1/4
Draper, Catherine [in 2/2]
1/4
Drew, Andrew [also in 1/15]
1/4
Duede, Carl H. [in 4/5; LS343, LS343a]
1/4
Dufour, A.A. [in LS136]
1/4
Dumont, Albert Santos [in LS302]
1/4
Dunlap, David E. [in 1/10]
1/4
Dutrieu, Helene [in LS298]
People: E
1912-1961
Box/Folder
1/5
Earhart, Amelia [also in 1/15]
1/5
Eells, Fred [in 2/57]
1/5
Ellis, Frank H. [also in 2/20]
1/5
Ellyson, Ted [in LS62]
1/5
Ely, Eugene [in 2/20; LS73]
1/5
Engel, Al J.
1/5
Ericson, Frithiof G. (Fritz)
1/5
Esnault-Pelterie, Robert Albert Charles [in OverA/1]
1/5
Evans, Steve
People: F
1911-1939
Box/Folder
1/6
Farrell, P.J.H.
1/6
Ferris, Mrs. Dick [in 1/19, 2/3]
1/6
Finser [?], Julio
1/6
Firth, Agnes [also in 1/7; LS141]
1/6
Fish, Farnum [in 3/7; LS128]
1/6
Fleischman, Max C. [also in 2/25]
1/6
Fokker, Anthony H.G.
1/6
Forrest, Hal
1/6
Fox, Bill
1/6
Fowler, William G. (Bill)
1/6
Foy, Byron C.
1/6
Fray, William T. [in LS346]
1/6
French, Claude [in 1/3]
1/6
Frisbie, John J. [in 2/6; LS150]
People: G
1907-1929
Box/Folder
1/7
Gaines, Hubert O. [in OverA/1]
1/7
Garros, Roland
1/7
Gates, Ivan R.
1/7
Gertson, Louis [also LS31, LS111, LS147]
1/7
Gill, Howard W.
1/7
Gilpatrick, John Guy [in 2/2]
1/7
Goodale, Frank [in LS113, LS113a]
1/7
Gorrell, Edgar S.
1/7
Graham, Stanley R.
1/7
Granger, Clema
1/7
Grat, Harry [in 2/20]
1/7
Gray, Edith "Jack" Stearns [also in 4/5; LS98]
1/7
Gray, George A. [in 4/5; LS98, LS131]
1/7
Griggs, Hugh [in 2/6]
1/7
Grost, John [also in LS96]
People: H
1910-1940
Box/Folder
1/8
Hadley, Clifton O.
1/8
Hadley, Thomas
1/8
Hall, Bert [?]
1/8
Hall, Ernest C.
1/8
Hamilton, Thomas F. [also in 2/6; LS183]
1/8
Hammond, Lee
1/8
Hanks, Stedman Shumway
1/8
Harkness, Harry [in 3/8]
1/8
Harmon, Clifford B. [also in 1/3, 2/6; LS150]
1/8
Hartman, Arthur J. (A.J.) [also in 4/5; LS91]
1/8
Hartney, Harold C.
1/8
Hassell, Bert R. J. (Fish) [also in 2/1, 2/20; LS62]
1/8
Haugen, Genevieve
1/8
Havens, Beckwith
1/8
Hayward, Elizabeth
1/8
Heller, Edmund
1/8
Heth, Eugene (Wild Bill)
1/8
Hewlett, [?] [in 1/1]
1/8
Hiddison, von
1/8
Hild, F.C. [in 2/13]
1/8
Hilliard, William [in 2/2, 2/16; LS181]
1/8
Hoff, William? [in 1/5]
1/8
Holterman, Edward H. (Eddie)
1/8
Holz, [?]
1/8
Houdini, Harry [in 3/2; LS159]
1/8
Hoxsey, Arch
1/8
Hyde, Helen
People: I
1914
Box/Folder
1/9
Irvin, Leslie L.
Box/Folder
1/9
People: J
1914-1921
Box/Folder
1/10
Jakolz [?], Milton
1/10
Jannus, Antony H. (Tony) [also in 1/1, 1/2; LS94, LS120, LS122, LS174]
1/10
Jenkins, L.V. [in 2/1]
1/10
Johnson, Al
1/10
Johnson, Frank Hansford [in 1/3]
1/10
Johnson, Walter E. [in 2/16; LS161, LS179]
People: K
1902-1912
Box/Folder
1/11
Kearny, Horace [also in 1/3]
1/11
Kelly, [?] [in 2/1]
1/11
Kershner, Glenn R.
1/11
Kimball, Wilbur R.
1/11
Kirtland, Roy C. [also in 1/3; LS360]
1/11
Klinker, Zeno [in 4/5]
1/11
Knabenshue, Roy [in 1/3; LS101]
1/11
Koger, Esten B.
1/11
Korn, Edward A. (Eddie) [also LS102]
Box/Folder
1/12
People: Kingsford-Smith, Sir Charles (Chilla or Smitty) [also in 2/37/3/25, 3/26, Over A/1; LS44, LS280]
ca. 1934-ca. 1939
People: L
1910-1938
Box/Folder
1/13
Laird, Emil Matthew (Matty) [also in 2/33]
1/13
Lamb, Dean Ivan
1/13
Lambert, Albert B. [in OverA/1]
1/13
Larabee, George L. [in 3/7]
1/13
Lary, A.G. (Al)
1/13
Latham, Boyd [in 3/8]
1/13
Law, Ruth [also LS144, LS144a]
1/13
Lawrence, [?] [in 2/1]
1/13
Lincoln, Garland E.
1/13
Lindbergh, Charles A.
1/13
Lipert [?], T.O.M.
1/13
Lockheed [?], Walter
1/13
Londy, F.E. [in 3/7]
People: M
1910-1937
Box/Folder
1/14
Macauley, Theodore C. [in 1/1]
1/14
MacGordon, Steve [in 1/1]
1/14
MacKenzie, Art
1/14
Mantz, Paul Albert
1/14
Marley, John S.
1/14
Maroney, Terah T.
1/14
Mars, J.C. (Bud) [in 1/3, 2/6; LS132, LS150]
1/14
Marshall, R.C. (Tex)
1/14
Martin, Glenn L. [also LS110, LS117, LS119]
1/14
Masson, Didier [also LS59]
1/14
McClaskey, J.W.
1/14
McCurdy, John A.D. [in 2/20; LS112, LS1063, LS1064]
1/14
Mestach, George
1/14
Miller, Dusty [in 2/6]
1/14
Miller, L.E. [Hank]
1/14
Moisant, John B.
1/14
Montero, Francisco
1/14
Moore, Robert S. (Pop) [also LS92]
1/14
Morgan, Stuart Alexander
1/14
Morris, Raymond V.
1/14
Munter, Herbert A.
Box/Folder
1/15
People: Morriss, Percy G.B. (Bud) [also in 1/1, 1/6, 1/18, 1/19, 2/2, 2/5, 2/6 2/12, 2/37, 3/27, Over A/1; LS46-48, LS51-52, LS187, LS233-235, LS278c, LS280, LS295-295a, LS1057]
1905-1939
People: N
1915-1930
Box/Folder
1/16
Naulty, Fairfax
1/16
Nelson, C.E. (Ed)
1/16
Noonan, Fred [in 1/5]
1/16
Northrup, John (Jack) [in 2/38]
People: O
1914-1934
Box/Folder
1/17
O'Donnell, Gladys
1/17
O'Hagan, Genevieve [in 3/7]
1/17
O'Neil, Owen Rowe
1/17
O'Neil, Peggy
1/17
Ovington, Earle Lewis [also in 2/47; LS64, LS423]
People: P
1910-1938
Box/Folder
1/18
Page, George [in 2/13]
1/18
Park, Harry [also in 2/54, 3/24]
1/18
Parker, Will D. (Billy)
1/18
Parlá, Augustin [in OverA/1]
1/18
Parmelee, Philip Orin [?] [also in 1/3]
1/18
Paulhan, Louis [also in 3/8]
1/18
Pawlowski, Felix W. [also in 1/11]
1/18
Peary, Robert E. [also LS300]
1/18
Peck, Paul [in 1/8]
1/18
Pequod, Adolphe [in LS364]
1/18
Perryon, [?] [in 1/2]
1/18
Pierce, [?] [in 2/1]
1/18
Porte, John Cyrill
1/18
Poster [?], Ward Y. [in OverA/1]
1/18
Prinz, Le Roy (Crash Ace)
1/18
Pritchard, Curtis C.
People: Q-R
1914-1937
Box/Folder
2/1
Quimby, Harriet [in 2/13]
2/1
Rader, [?]
2/1
Rankin, John Gilbert (Tex)
2/1
Rāsche, Thea
2/1
Read, Albert Cushing
2/1
Richardson, Jack Carpenter
2/1
Rinehart, Howard L. [in 3/7]
2/1
Robinson, Hugh A.
2/1
Rojas, [?] [in 1/6]
2/1
Rolland, Yves [in 2/20; LS130]
2/1
Rosenberg, [?]
2/1
Rueckert, Ruth
People: S
1910-1938
Box/Folder
2/2
St. Henry, Robert (Lucky Bob) [also LS104, LS133]
2/2
Schimmoler, Lauretta M.
2/2
Schmitt, George
2/2
Scott, Blanche Stuart
2/2
Scripps, William Edmund
2/2
Seidel, Florence
2/2
Shaefer, John [in 1/15]
2/2
Shaffer, C.W. [also LS104]
2/2
Shafer, Howard M.
2/2
Shaw, Benson Russell
2/2
Sikorsky, Igor I.
2/2
Simon, D. [in 2/6, LS150]
2/2
Simon, René [also in 1/15]
2/2
Simon, Robert (Bob) [also in LS83]
2/2
Sinclair, Cecil R. (Sinnie)
2/2
Sloane, John S.
2/2
Smith, Miss [in 2/2]
2/2
Smith, Elinor
2/2
Smith, Jay D. [also in 2/12]
2/2
Smith, Lawton V.
2/2
Solbrig, Oscar A. [also LS76]
2/2
Spencer, Percival Hopkins (P.H.) [in 2/24]
2/2
Sperry, Lawrence [in LS141]
2/2
Springer, Thomas Eric
2/2
Stadlman, Anthony (Tony) [also in 2/38]
2/2
Stauffer, Charlie
2/2
Steele, Charles N. [in 2/20]
2/2
Steptoe, Thomas E. [also LS296]
2/2
Quimby, Harriet [in 2/13]
2/2
Stevens, Leo
2/2
Stinson, Edward A., Jr. [also LS146]
2/2
Stinson, Katherine [also in OverA/1; LS146, LS1003]
2/2
Stinson, Marjorie (May) [also LS1003]
2/2
Stone, Arthur B. (Wizard) [in 2/13]
2/2
Stone-Ferris, Florence [in 1/7]
2/2
Robinson, Hugh A.
2/2
Surratt, Valeska [LS119]
2/2
Sutton, Don [John Redondo B.?]
People: T
1910-1935
Box/Folder
2/3
Thaw, Blair [in LS1070]
2/3
Thomas, W.T. [in 2/57]
2/3
Thompson, DeLloyd (Dutch) [in 1/15; LS97]
2/3
Timm, Otto W. [also LS143]
2/3
Turner, Roscoe (Rascal?) [also in 4/5, OverA/1]
2/3
Turpin, James Clifford (Cliff)
2/3
Turpin, Phil
Box/Folder
2/4
People: Unidentified
1911-1939
People: U-V
1913
Box/Folder
2/5
Underwood, [?] [in 2/54]
2/5
U.S. Army Air Corps [in 2/20]
2/5
Vernon, Victor [in 1/1]
2/5
Vilas, Logan A. (Jack)
Box/Folder
2/5
People: W
1909-1939
Box/Folder
2/6
Waite, Henry Roy (H. Roy)
2/6
Walden, Henry W. [in LS123, LS353]
2/6
Walker, Syd
2/6
Warden, [?] [in 1/8]
2/6
Warner, Arthur P. [in 1/3, LS101]
2/6
Waterman, Waldo D. [also in 3/4]
2/6
Whitaker, John R.H. (Jack)
2/6
White, Herb
2/6
Wiggin, Charles D. [in LS95]
2/6
Wild, Horace B. [also LS150]
2/6
Wildman, Francis A. (Doc)
2/6
Wilkins, J.H. [in 2/2]
2/6
Willard, Charles Forster [also in 3/8; LS135, LS170]
2/6
Willoughby, Hugh L. [also in 3/5; LS99, LS348, LS1071, LS1074, LS1075, LS1076]
2/6
Wilson, Dorothea
2/6
Wise, Harry B. [in 2/2]
2/6
Witteman Brothers [?] [in 2/20]
2/6
Worden, J. Hector
2/6
Wright, B.M. [also LS336]
2/6
Wright, Orville [also in 3/7]
2/6
Wright, Wilbur [also LS145]
People: Y
1935
Box/Folder
2/7
Young, Edward H.
People: A-J
1907-1943
Box/Folder
Over A/1
Bean, Linus V. [?]
Over A/1
Bowes, [?] Gen.
Over A/1
Chamberlin, Clarence D.
Over A/1
Cook, Frederick A.
Over A/1
Esnault-Pelterie, Robert Albert Charles
Over A/1
Gaines, Hubert O.
People: K-Z
1918-1936
Box/Folder
Over A/2
Kingsford-Smith, Charles (Chilla)
Over A/2
Lambert, Albert B.
Over A/2
Parlá, Augustin
Over A/2
Poster [?], Ward Y., undated.
Over A/2
Stinson, Katherine
Over A/2
Turner, Roscoe

Series B:  Aircraft, 1905-1964,   (bulk 1909-1938) Return to Top

280 items

Includes images related to three aircraft organizations and of many aircraft makes and models. Also included are folders of several other images related to aircraft and flying, including balloons and gliders and crashes.

Folders are arranged alphabetically by names of organizations and makes and models of aircraft, followed by several related folders.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/8
Aerial Experimental Association (A.E.A.) [also LS155, LS162]
1909
2/9
American Aircraft & Supply Works (Amairco)
undated
2/10
American Eagle
undated
2/11
Bach
undated
2/12
Benoist [also 4/11; LS48, LS80-80a, LS85, LS94, LS102, LS122, LS140, LS171, LS187, LS233, LS1001, LS1005]
1911-1917
2/13
Bleriot [also LS64, LS69, LS296, LS1058-1060]
1910-1913
2/14
Boeing
undated
2/15
Boland [also LS169]
1911
2/16
Burgess [also LS124, LS131, LS161, LS181, LS253-253a]
1910-1916
2/17
Caudron
1911-1912
2/18
Colonial
undated
2/19
Crescent
undated
2/20
Curtiss [also LS61-63, LS72, LS77, LS88, LS90, LS108, LS112, LS126, LS130, LS140, LS151, LS155, LS158, LS164, LS170, LS175-177, LS180, LS346, LS349, LS1061, LS1068]
1908-1916
2/21
Dornier
undated
2/22
Fairchild
undated
2/23
Farman
1910
Fokker [in 2/52]
Box/Folder
2/24
Ford
1914-1935
2/25
Franco-British Aviation (FBA)
undated
2/26
Gorsky
undated
2/27
Grant-Morse
1911
2/28
Heath
1914
2/29
Heiman [also LS166]
1911
2/30
Huntington
1911
2/31
Kimball [also LS163]
1908-1909
2/32
Kinner
undated
2/33
Laird
1913-1915
2/34
Lanley [also LS160]
1914
2/35
Lawrence-Lewis [also LS82]
1916
2/36
Lawson [also LS67]
1919
2/37
Lockheed
1934-1964
2/38
Lockheed design models
1930
2/39
Loughead Transcontinental [also LS93]
1917
2/40
Lucas
1912
2/41
Martin
undated
2/42
McCormick
undated
2/43
Moisant [also LS178]
1913
2/44
Myers
1905
2/45
North American
1964
2/46
Pfitzner [also LS71]
1910
2/47
Queen [also LS74, LS152]
1911-1912
2/48
Robinson
undated
2/49
Rohrbach-Rocco
undated
2/50
Ryan
undated
2/51
Sikorsky
1913-1935
2/52
Société Anonyme Pour l'Aviation et ses Derivés [SPAD]
undated
2/53
Sommerville [also LS84, LS172]
1912
2/54
Sparling
1911-1912
2/55
Steco
undated
2/56
Stinson
undated
2/57
Thomas Brothers [also LS66, LS179]
1910-1915
2/58
Unidentified
1909-1936
2/59
United States Air Force
1964
3/1
Uppercu-Burnelli [also LS79]
1929
3/2
Voisin [also LS159]
undated
3/3
Walden
1909-1910
3/4
Waterman
1909
3/5
Willoughby [also LS348-348c, LS1072-1073]
1909-1910
3/6
Wiseman-Peters [also LS168-168a]
1910
3/7
Wright [also LS70-70a, LS90, LS128, LS153, LS156, LS167, LS253b, LS360, LS1003, LS1053-1054]
1908-1916
3/8
Multiple-airplane images
1910-1916
3/9
Components and design
1911
3/10
Balloons and gliders [also 4/10]
1909
3/11
Crashes
undated
Over A/3
Aircraft: oversize images
1907-1909

Series C:  Schools, 1911-1917Return to Top

48 items

Includes images of Bud Morriss's private flying and airplane construction school in Chicago and the Great Lakes Naval Training School he directed during World War I, as well as two others.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/12
Bud Morriss Airplane School
Includes Great Lakes Naval Training School [also 4/9]
1911-1917
3/13
Bud Morriss Airplane School Construction Department
1916
Signal Corps Aviation School [in 2/20]
Sloane School of Aviation [in 2/2/, 2/17, LS 121]

Series D:  Other Images, 1911-1938Return to Top

69 items
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/14
Aerial photography
1911-1938
3/15
Early Birds of Aviation
1938
3/16
International Civil Aeronautics Conference
1928
3/17
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Aero Squadron
1934
3/18
Collection of Lt. Col. F.M. Kennedy
ca. 1912
3/19
Various locations
1911-1938
Over A/4
Motion picture industry
1911

Series E:  Related Correspondence, Printed Materials, and Other Papers, 1904-1964,   (bulk 1904-1944) Return to Top

13 folders
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/1
Aviation
1908-1929
4/2
Speech: "The Development of Aviation, 1907-1934" by P.G.B. Morriss
1934
4/3
Tanforan Aviation Meet
1911
4/4
Early Birds of Aviation
1935-1936
4/5
Aviators
1913-1944
4/6
Kingsford-Smith, Sir Charles: clippings
1935-1938
4/7
Kingsford-Smith, Sir Charles: memorial
1938-1939
4/8
Morriss, Percy G.B. (Bud)
1914-1930
4/9
Aviation schools
undated
4/10
Aircraft
1908-1916
4/11
Aircraft: Benoist Aircraft Company brochures
1914-1916
4/12
Booklet: "How safe is flying?"
1936
4/13
Collection inventory
ca. 1964

Series F:  Lantern Slides, 1908-1929,   (bulk 1908-1917) Return to Top

197 lantern slides
Container(s) Description Dates
box-slide
5/LS31
Louis Gertson in biplane on barn roof at Missouri State Fair
1917
5/LS44
Sir Charles Kingsford Smith
undated
5/LS46
Bud Morriss
1917
5/LS47
Bud Morriss in plane with two steering wheels
ca. 1912
5/LS48
Bud Morriss flying Benoist airplane at St. Louis, Mo.
ca. 1912
5/LS51
Bud Morriss, Grand Rapids, Michigan
1916
5/LS52
Morriss wreck
1915
5/LS59
Didier Masson
undated
5/LS60
Cartoon: 20th Century Air Line
undated
5/LS61
Curtiss Model 1, Hammondsport, N.Y.
1909
5/LS62
Bert R.J. (Fish) Hassell, Curtiss Flying Boat, Hague Par
Aug. 29-Sept. 6, 1915
5/LS63
Ted Ellyson, Curtiss float plane, catapult and towers, Hammondsport, N.Y.
1912
5/LS64
Earle Ovington's Bleriot Queen plane, the first U.S. Airmail plane
1911
5/LS66
Thomas Bros. plane, possibly near plant in Ithaca, N.Y.
1915
5/LS67
Lawson C-2 plane, Lawson Airlines
1919
5/LS69
One of several Bleriots at Belmont Park Meet
1910
5/LS70
Wright aeroplane (Orville), Fort Myer, Virginia
1908
5/LS70a
Wright aeroplane, Fort Myer, Virginia
1908
5/LS71
Pfitzner monoplane, designed by Alexander Pfitzner
1910
5/LS73
Eugene Ely landing on U.S.S. Pennsylvania
Jan. 18, 1911
5/LS74
Queen Airplane Company flying boat
1912
5/LS76
Oscar A. Solbrig, Davenport, Iowa
undated
5/LS77
Tanforan Race Track, Curtiss airplane [?]
1910
5/LS79
Uppercu-Burnelli interior
1929
5/LS80
George Ade and Benoist plane in Morriss hangar, P.G.B. Morriss in cap next to plane
1915
5/LS80a
Benoist plane on dock
ca. 1915
5/LS81
Cooke, Sandusky, Ohio [and duplicate]
undated
5/LS82
Lawrence-Lewis Model A, Tampa, Florida
March 1916
5/LS83
B. Simon [Robert?] and plane
undated
5/LS84
Earl S. Daugherty, Somerville biplane, Coal City, Illinois
undated
5/LS85
Instructor and student in Benoist tractor
undated
5/LS88
Curtiss Model F flying boat
1916
5/LS89
Refueling a Wright airplane using a pitcher and funnel
undated
5/LS90
Curtiss biplane being hauled onboard ship in San Diego, Calif.
1911
5/LS91
Arthur J. Hartman with first plane he built
1910
5/LS92
Gyro engine, R.S. (Pop) Moore and Frank Clementz, Air Corps Engineer Division testing engine for British government, 7 cylinder, 80 H.P., possibly Woonsocket, R.I., or Dayton, Ohio
1914
5/LS93
Loughead Transcontinental Flyer Model FIA
undated
5/LS94
Tony Jannus in Benoist Model 35 Type XII
pre-1916
5/LS95
Charles D. Wiggin biplane
undated
5/LS96
John Grost, pilot
1915
5/LS97
DeLloyd (Dutch) Thompson preparing for flight at Kinloch Field, St. Louis, Missouri
1912
5/LS98
Ticket for one aeroplane flight signed by barnstormers, "Jack" [Edith] Stearns Gray and pilot, George A. Gray
1913
5/LS99
Hugh Willoughby in War Hawk
1910
5/LS99
Hugh Willoughby in War Hawk [cropped duplicate]
1910
5/LS100
Walter C. Davis, Sr., wreck of motorcycle and glider
1911
5/LS101
A. Roy Knabenshue, Mrs. Frank T. Coffyn [Louise D. Adams], unidentified woman, Arthur P. Warner, Frank T. Coffyn, unidentified woman, Walter R. Brookins. Atlantic City, N.J.
1910
5/LS102
Eddie Korn, Benoist Type XII plane, Sidney, Ohio
1912
5/LS104
C.W. Shaffer and Bob St. Henry with St. Henry's plane, Sweetheart
1911
5/LS106
Earl S. Daugherty next to plane (Beachey tractor)
undated
5/LS107
Pulling wreck to shore after boat in background had put out flames
undated
5/LS108
Earl S. Daugherty qualifying for pilot's license, Dominguez Field, Curtiss-type biplane
Dec. 23, 1911
5/LS109
Earl S. Daugherty and Robert Wilson of Joliet News , Coal City, Illinois
1912
5/LS110
Glenn Martin in hydroplane, Newport Bay, Calif.
undated
5/LS111
Louis Gertson, DeWitt Fair, Iowa
1913
5/LS112
J.A.D. McCardy's Curtiss-type plane, Mineola, N.Y.
1911
5/LS113
Frank Goodale, Cloud Buster
1907-1916
5/LS113a
Frank Goodale, Cloud Buster-type balloon
Written on print [reproduced as lantern slide]: "To Bud With Sincere Best Wishes from Frank W. Goodale. Pilot of this type of Cloud Buster May 1907 to Sept 1916. First night flight over New York, July 19th 1910."
1907-1916
5/LS116
Balloon taken at 6:30
undated
5/LS117
Glenn Martin's passenger-carrying hydroplane, Newport Bay, Calif.
undated
5/LS118
Gustafson Bros. Hangars., possibly in Chicago [?]
undated
5/LS119
Actress Valeska Surratt and pilot Glenn L. Martin before cross water trip
ca. 1915
5/LS120
Tom Benoist and Tony Jannus in flying boat
undated
5/LS121
Sloane Airplane Co. (Gilpatrick Bonney), Candron, Mineola
1911-1912
5/LS122
Examination of parachute before first jump from airplane. Albert Berry jumped from Benoist plane piloted by Tony Jannus
March 1, 1912
5/LS123
H.W. Walden, Brighton Beach
1911
5/LS124
Burgess-Dunne Sport Model flying boat, Curtiss engine
undated
5/LS125
V-Belt from Curtiss engine of the Silver Dart
1908-1909
5/LS126
Experimental Curtiss plane, San Diego, Calif.
1912
6/LS128
Farnum Fish flying Wright biplane without front blinkers
1912
6/LS130
Yves Rolland [?], Curtiss Model
undated
6/LS131
George A. Gray, Burgess-Wright Model F lane christened "Up"
1912
6/LS132
J.C. (Bud) Mars [in plane] and Frank Caruthers [on wing] in Skylark at Curtiss's Sheepshead Bay Meet
1910
6/LS133
Robert (Lucky Bob) St. Henry in Sweetheart
undated
6/LS134
Florida, hydroplane
undated
6/LS135
Charles F. Willard
1911
6/LS136
A.A. Dufour
undated
6/LS140
Curtiss LaQ. (Satan) Day, Benoist tractor
1914
6/LS141
Lawrence Sperry lands on the street to get his gas
post-1918
6/LS142
Agnes Firth, student at Sloane Airplane Co. school, Mineola
undated
6/LS143
Otto W. Timm, Cicero Field, Chicago
1911
6/LS144-144a
Ruth Law [Oliver]
undated
6/LS145
Wilbur Wright and Walter Brookins at first successful flight ever made in Chicago
1910
6/LS146
Eddie and Katherine Stinson in her plane
undated
6/LS147
Louis Gertson, Lincoln Park, Chicago, "Loop" night flyer, built 1915
ca. 1915
6/LS148
Mortimer Fleming Bates
undated
6/LS149
Aeroplane Mail Service Station No. 6
undated
6/LS150
Eight men [pilots?], probably including Horace Wild, D. Simon, Clifford Harmon, John J. Frisbie, J.C. (Bud) Mars, Chicago
1911
6/LS151
Curtiss Amphibian, San Diego, Calif.
December 1911
6/LS152
Queen-Martin (J-V) tractor at Nassau Boulevard
October 1911
6/LS153
Signal Corps' Wright Hydroaeroplane, Manila. Philippines
1913
6/LS154
Army seaplane, tractor, Renault engine
October 1913
6/LS155
Curtiss engine of Silver Dart (belt drive)
1908-1909
6/LS156
Astra Company's Wright used by Riley Scott, Michelin Bombing Prize
1912
6/LS158
Curtiss's first successful hydroplane, flew in San Diego, Calif.
1911
6/LS159
Harry Houdini and his Voisin biplane, Australia
1910
6/LS160
Langley Aerodrome replica flown by Glenn Curtiss, Lake Keuka N.Y.
1914
6/LS161
Burgess Navy tractor, Walter E. Johnson
1916
6/LS162
McCurdy's Silver Dart, Braddock Harbour
1909
6/LS163
Kimball helicopter, Aeronautic Society Grounds (did not fly)
1908
6/LS164
Typical Curtiss exhibition-type aircraft
1909
6/LS165
Wright Model G flying boat
1913
6/LS166
Hillery Beachey in Heimann-Beachey plane, St. Louis, Missouri
1911
6/LS167
Orville Wright demonstrates Wright machine to Army, Fort Myer, Virginia
1909
6/LS168-168a
Wiseman-Peters, San Francisco
1910
6/LS169
Boland II Sailless, Mineola
1911
6/LS170
Charles F. Willard, Gnome engine Curtiss. America's first exhibition pilot.
undated
6/LS171
Benoist Model 17, steel-clad fuselage
1916
6/LS172
E.S. Daugherty takes up Joliet News . Man with load of papers for Mazon Fair in Somerville airplane
1912
6/LS173
George Boyd
undated
6/LS174
Fred Aubert and Tony Jannus, Washington
1911
6/LS175
Curtiss six-cylinder 60 H.P. motor used in U.S. Army school
1913
6/LS176
J.N.T. Jenny of the Signal Corps, San Diego, Calif.
1915
6/LS177
Curtiss-Min. Flying Boat of America
1916 [?]
6/LS178
Moisant monoplane
1913
6/LS179
Walter Johnson in four-wheel Thomas biplane
1911
6/LS180
Curtiss Model JN3
1915
6/LS181
William Hilliard in Burgess
1910
6/LS182
Lincoln Beachey in biplane
undated
6/LS182a
Lincoln Beachey, blimp Gelatin
undated
6/LS183
Thomas F. Hamilton in biplane
undated
6/LS184
6 cyl. Han Scott Standard biplane (designed by Ott Day)
1916
6/LS184a
6 cyl. Han Scott Standard 2-cockpit biplane
undated
6/LS185
Glenn Curtiss, early plane, Hammondsport, N.Y.
undated
6/LS187
Bud Morriss and Benoist plane
undated
6/LS233
Bud Morriss Airplane School. Benoist plane [?]
ca. 1917
6/LS234
Advertisement for American School of Aviation, Chicago, Illinois (Tom Hamilton on left)
ca. 1917
6/LS234a
American School of Aviation advertisement with Bud Morriss
ca. 1917
6/LS235
Bud Morriss, Chief Instructor, American School of Aviation
ca. 1917
6/LS251
Glenn Curtiss
1909
6/LS253-253a
Burgess-Wright hydro [?] (from Lt. Col. F.M. Kennedy Collection)
1911-1912
6/LS253b
Wright plane [?] (from Lt. Col. F.M. Kennedy Collection)
1911-1912
7/LS278
Bud Morriss Airplane School construction department, Chicago (Morriss standing by door?)
1916
7/LS278a-278b
Bud Morriss Airplane School construction department, Chicago
1916
7/LS278c
Bud Morriss Airplane School construction department, Chicago (Morriss in rear of room?)
1916
7/LS280
Bud Morriss and Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith
undated
7/LS295
Bud Morriss landing after 20-mile cross-country flight, Kinloch Field, St. Louis, Missouri [2 copies]
1912
7/LS295a
Bud Morriss landing after 20-mile cross-country flight, Kinloch Field, St. Louis, Missouri (with inset)
1912
7/LS296
Thomas E. Steptoe in Bleriot monoplane [?]
undated
7/LS297
John Domenjoz
undated
7/LS298
Hélène Dutrieu, Belgian pilot
undated
7/LS300
Admiral Robert E. Peary and Frank H. Burnside
1910s
7/LS301
Christening America. Glenn Curtiss with mustache, Miss Curtiss holding bottle.
undated
7/LS302
Alberto Santos Dumont and Frank H. Burnside
undated
7/LS336
B.M. Wright, South Carolina [?]
undated
7/LS343-343a
Carl H. Duede in white shirt. Velie auto engine, Ford radiator
undated
7/LS346
William Yates Fray, Canadian. Curtiss plane
July 1914
7/LS348
Hugh L. Willoughby with War Hawk
1910
7/LS348a
Willoughby plane (first)
1909
7/LS348b
Willoughby Pelican as amphibian
undated
7/LS348c
Willoughby War Hawk
1909
7/LS349
Silas Christofferson taking off from roof of Multnomah Hotel, Curtiss pusher, Portland, Or.
June 10, 1912
7/LS353
Walden III, Henry W. Walden
1910
7/LS360
Capt. Charles Deforest Chandler and Lt. Roy C. Kirtland holding machine gun, Wright biplane (from Lt. Col. F.M. Kennedy Collection)
1912
7/LS364
Adolphe Pequod, French
undated
7/LS402
Mrs. W. Butler
undated
7/LS423
Earle Ovington, first air mail flight
undated
7/LS452
Plane built at P.G.B. Morriss Airplane School
ca. 1916
7/LS585
Early plane
undated
7/LS1001
Benoist hydroplane
undated
7/LS1003
Katherine Stinson [black sweater] and passenger [Marjorie Stinson?], Wright-type plane
undated
7/LS1004
Hydroplane
undated
7/LS1005
Benoist plane in water
undated
7/LS1008
Monoplane
undated
7/LS1050
Biplane over city streets [Paris?]
undated
7/LS1051
U.S.S. North Carolina launches aircraft by catapult
1915
7/LS1052
Cartoon: Aviation in 1908 and 1913, by John T. McCutcheon
©1913
7/LS1053
Wright flyer
1908
7/LS1054
Wright flyer
undated
7/LS1055
4-wing tractor in flight
undated
7/LS1056
Marble & Selleck Exhibition Co.
undated
7/LS1057
Bud Morriss
undated
7/LS1058
Bleriot-type plane
undated
7/LS1059
Bleriot plane
undated
7/LS1060
Bleriot [?] plane
undated
7/LS1061
First Curtiss machine
1908
7/LS1062
Sheerwater, biplane or 3-wing plane [negative image]
undated
7/LS1063
James McCurdy crash in sea between Miami and Havana
1911
7/LS1064
James McCurdy crash in sea between Miami and Havana, rescue
1911
7/LS1065-1066
Ben Franklin balloon
undated
7/LS1067
Flying boat (from Willoughby Collection)
undated
7/LS1068
Baxter H. Adams in Curtiss plane flying upside-down [loop?] (from Willoughby Collection)
undated
7/LS1069
Biplane (from Willoughby Collection)
undated
7/LS1070
Biplane, possibly Blair Thaw's plane (from Willoughby Collection)
undated
7/LS1071
Hugh L. Willoughby in Blair Thaw's ship
undated
7/LS1072-1073
Willoughby Model G
1917
7/LS1074
Hugh L. Willoughby [in white] and Steve MacGo__on [?]
undated
7/LS1075
Hugh L. Willoughby in helmet
undated
7/LS1076
Hugh L. Willoughby in leather jacket, amphibian biplane
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Aeronautics--Photographs
  • Air pilots--Photographs
  • Aircraft accidents--Photographs
  • Aircraft--Photographs
  • Airplanes--Photographs
  • Balloonists--Photographs
  • Flight schools--Photographs
  • Flight--History--20th century--Photographs
  • Gliders (Aeronautics)--Photographs
  • Women air pilots--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Morriss, P. G. B. (Percival George Brockhurst), 1884-1944--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Early Birds of Aviation (Organization)--Photographs
  • Ninety-Nines (Organization)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Lantern slides
  • Nitrate negatives
  • Photographic prints