Sellers (Matthew Bacon) (1869-1932) aviation collection, 1904-1914
- Sellers (Matthew Bacon) (1869-1932) aviation collection, 1904-1914
- Sellers, Matthew Bacon, 1869-1932
- 9 glass negatives, 57 nitrate negatives
- University of Louisville
- Scope and Content
- Sellers, a Kentuckian and contemporary of the Wright brothers, documented his early experimentation in aeronautical activities in these images. Sellers conducted early wind tunnel research on his Carter County, Kentucky, farm starting in 1897 and built gliders and planes. He later served on several governmental boards and was technical editor of the magazine Aeronautics. Sellers' photographs document designs for box kites, wind tunnels, quadruplanes, and gliders, as well as a series of Wright Model A Army trials. The photographs were taken in Kentucky, Georgia, and Virginia.