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    John B. Moisant Scrapbook Microfiche, 1910
     
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    Creator: 
    Moisant, Matilde, 1887-1964
    Title: 
    John B. Moisant Scrapbook Microfiche, 1910
    Phy. Description: 
    0.01 cubic feet (1 folder)
    Additional forms: 
    Collection in microfiche.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    John B. Moisant (1868-1910) had been a farmer, sugar planter, banker and revolutionary before entering the aviation field in 1909. Moisant trained at the Bleriot School in France and in August of 1909 began his fifth flight which was also the first successful cross-country passenger-carrying flight from Paris to London. That fall he competed in the Belmont Park International Aviation Meet, where he won the Statue of Liberty Race and took second place in the Gordon Bennett Cup. In December 1910 Moisant was killed in New Orleans, Louisiana, while competing for the Michelin Cup prize -- a prize awarded to the pilot who could stay in the air longest.
    Summary: 
    This collection consists of the twelve microfiche sheets which were shot from nine scrapbooks loaned to NASM by the donor. The scrapbooks contains newspaper clippings from American, English and French newspapers relating to Moisant and his aviation activities.
    General Note: 
    These scrapbooks were reportedly compiled by Matilde Moisant. Matilde was John's sister and the second American woman to become a licensed pilot.
    Restrictions: 
    No restrictions on access
    Subject-Topical: 
    Michelin Cup
    Aeronautics, Commercial
    Aeronautics -- Records
    Aeronautics -- Exhibitions
    Aeronautics -- Competitions
    Aeronautics
    Subject-Name: 
    Moisant, John, 1868-1910
    Bleriot School
    Belmont Park International Aviation Meet
    Statue of Liberty Race
    Gordon-Bennett Trophy Race
    Form / Genre: 
    Scrapbooks
    Clippings
    Repository Loc: 
    National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560
    Local Number: 
    XXXX-0536
    Item Information
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    National Air & Space Museum ArchivesXXXX-0536Add Copy to MyList

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