Colin Hunter Collection of U.S.A. Aerial Photography School Photograph Albums

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Title

Colin Hunter Collection of U.S.A. Aerial Photography School Photograph Albums

Description

The collection contains two photograph albums and some loose ephemera relating primarily to the U.S.A. Aerial Photography School in Rochester, New York. Both of the albums have been unbound due to preservation concerns, however they are stored in the original order. The albums contain photographs taken by soldiers at the Aerial Photography School, and they include both aerial photographs and shots of the soldiers enjoying day trips and leisure time. While the origin of the albums is unknown, one group photo from the first album is captioned "Walter Hunter" on reverse, which indicates that the albums may have belonged to a relative of the donor who likely attended the school. Also included is a soldier's portrait of undetermined relation to the photograph albums.

Subject

United States. Army Air Corps. U.S.A. School of Aerial Photography.
Aerial photography
Aerial reconnaissance
Bombing, Aerial
Military education
Soldiers
War photographers
World War, 1914-1918

Format

aerial photographs
photograph albums
photographic prints

Date

circa 1916-1918

Language

English

Coverage

Rochester (N.Y.)

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Colin Hunter Collection of U.S.A. Aerial Photography School Photograph Albums must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives.

Bibliographic Citation

The Colin Hunter Collection of U.S.A. Aerial Photography School Photograph Albums/The Museum of Flight

Collection Items

[Portrait of British Soldier]
Copy print of a portrait of a World War I-era soldier in a British military uniform, undated. The hat has the King's Own Royal Regiment insignia. Possibly the former owner of the Royal Air Force objects donated with this collection.

Major Barnes and Instructors
A group portrait of students and faculty at the U.S.A. School of Aerial Photography in Rochester, New York, circa 1918.

Inscription: Major Barnes and Instructors.

[Map of Unidentified Battlefield]
Image from photograph album from the Colin Hunter Collection, page 33B of 33. A map of a European battlefield, corresponding with an aerial image on the same page, circa 1916-1918. The map notes a buried cable, Howitzer batteries, and other…

[Aerial View of Unidentified Battlefield]
Image from photograph album from the Colin Hunter Collection, page 33B of 33. An aerial image of a European battlefield, circa 1916-1918.

[Map of Unidentified Battlefield]
Image from photograph album from the Colin Hunter Collection, page 33A of 33. A map of a European battlefield, corresponding with an aerial image on the same page, circa 1916-1918. The map notes a government farm and converging tracks leading to the…

[Aerial View of Unidentified Battlefield]
Image from photograph album from the Colin Hunter Collection, page 33A of 33. An aerial image of a European battlefield, circa 1916-1918.

[Map of Unidentified Battlefield]
Image from photograph album from the Colin Hunter Collection, page 32B of 33. A map of a European battlefield, corresponding with an aerial image on the same page, circa 1916-1918. The map notes a Howitzer battery in the ruins of the…

[Aerial View of Unidentified Battlefield]
Image from photograph album from the Colin Hunter Collection, page 32B of 33. An aerial image of a European battlefield, circa 1916-1918.

[Map of Unidentified Battlefield]
Image from photograph album from the Colin Hunter Collection, page 32A of 33. A map of a European battlefield, corresponding with an aerial image on the same page, circa 1916-1918. The map notes dugouts, a mine dump, and other landmarks.

[Aerial View of Unidentified Battlefield]
Image from photograph album from the Colin Hunter Collection, page 32A of 33. An aerial image of European battlefield, circa 1916-1918.
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