Photograph of Commandant's House

Date:
1874

A photograph of the Commandant's house at the Charlestown Navy Yard (now known as the Boston Navy Yard), which was in operation from 1801 to 1974. The Navy Yard now forms a part of the Boston National Historical Park. The USS Constitution is currently anchored there.

Location:
Charlestown Navy Yard Boston, MA 02129
Identifier:
2010.0001.0010
Institution:
Boston National Historical Park

Photograph of Commandant's House

Date:
1901

A photograph of the Commandant's house at the Charlestown Navy Yard (now known as the Boston Navy Yard), which was in operation from 1801 to 1974. A soldier patrols in front of the gate. The Navy Yard now forms a part of the Boston National Historical Park. The USS Constitution is currently anchored there.

Location:
Charlestown Navy Yard Boston, MA 02129
Identifier:
2010.0001.0011
Institution:
Boston National Historical Park

Photograph of Commandant's House

Date:
c. 1930s

A photograph of the Commandant's house at the Charlestown Navy Yard (now known as the Boston Navy Yard), which was in operation from 1801 to 1974. The Navy Yard now forms a part of the Boston National Historical Park. The USS Constitution is currently anchored there.

Location:
Charlestown Navy Yard Boston, MA 02129
Identifier:
2010.0001.0012
Institution:
Boston National Historical Park

Photograph of Commandant's House

Date:
c. 1936

A photograph of the Commandant's house at the Charlestown Navy Yard (now known as the Boston Navy Yard), which was in operation from 1801 to 1974. The Navy Yard now forms a part of the Boston National Historical Park. The USS Constitution is currently anchored there.

Location:
Charlestown Navy Yard Boston, MA 02129
Identifier:
2010.0001.0013
Institution:
Boston National Historical Park

Commandant's House grounds 1946

Location:
Charlestown Navy Yard Boston, MA 02129
Identifier:
20080212161716
Institution:
Boston National Historical Park

Commandant's House 1952

Location:
Charlestown Navy Yard Boston, MA 02129
Identifier:
20080212162812
Institution:
Boston National Historical Park

Opening St. Petersburg-tampa Air Boat Line

Date:
1914

This photograph shows the first commercial flight over Tampa Bay in the air boat Benoist XIV. Former St. Petersburg Mayor A. C. Phiel (center) paid $400 for the honor of being the first passenger on the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line. Pilot Tony Jannus is on the right; the airline's organizer, Paul E. Fansler, on the left.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
2000-6126
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Benoist Airboat Over Tampa Bay

Date:
1914

This photograph shows the Benoist flying over Tampa Bay. For its St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, St. Petersburg purchased this Model XIV from St. Louis aircraft manufacturer Thomas Benoist. The airplane could carry one passenger, who sat next to the pilot in the open cockpit. The Benoist was powered by a Roberts 75-horsepower, 6-cylinder, water-cooled engine.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
SI-00133278
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Earl Ovington-first Mail Carrier

Date:
Sept13, 1911.

This photograph depicts Earle Ovington inside his airplane. While Ovington's flight was purely ceremonial, it marked the first time an airplane officially carried the mail.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
87-7708
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Earle Ovington

This image shows Earle Ovington, who flew the first flight for the U.S. Postal Service on September 13, 1911 from Long Island, New York. With a full mail bag squeezed between his legs, Ovington took off and flew to Mineola, a few miles away. He banked his airplane and pushed the bag overboard. It fell to the ground and was retrieved by the local postmaster.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
7B05364
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum