Sellers (Matthew Bacon) (1869-1932) aviation collection, 1904-1914

Descriptive Summary

Title
Sellers (Matthew Bacon) (1869-1932) aviation collection, 1904-1914
Creator
Sellers, Matthew Bacon, 1869-1932
Extent
9 glass negatives, 57 nitrate negatives
Subjects
Photography
Transportation
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

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.