Eugene Ely’s plane taking off from the cruiser USS Pennsylvania (ACR 4) in 1911.
This is an accretion of 13 photographs related the to S-005 Eugene Ely Collection. They were possibly compiled and donated by his wife Mabel in the 1930’s. The pages may have come from the original five scrapbooksthat were donated at an unknown date. These are photos of Ely’s first flight off the cruiser USS Birmingham (CL 2) in 1910, and his landing on USS Pennsylvania (ACR 4) in 1911. Some photos were assigned NH numbers (NH 1385, NH 77501, NH 77610, NH 82737) , see NH records for more extensive caption information. Photos may have been mounted out of sequence.