Collection of 59 silver print photographs of early images of Langley Air Field in 1918- 1919. At that time the base was called the United States Army School of Aerial Photographic Reconnaissance, founded in 1917. Depicted in the photographs are images of Curtiss JN-4 Jennys both on the ground and in flight, a picture of the school's commanding officer, Captain M.A. McKinney, Jr., and multiple shots of pilots and planes in flight. There is also one photograph of an aerial shot of Hampton/ Newport News.
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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Source: Purchase- Donald A. Heald Rare Books, Prints, and Maps.
Langley Airfield Photograph Album, 1918- 1919, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.