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School of Aeronautics: 1908

School of Aeronautics: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Exhibit, International School of Aeronautics." 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

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Albert C. Triaca's School

The photo probably illustrates a display room in the school founded in 1908 by Albert C. Triaca, Chairman of the Aviation Committee of the Aero Club of America. The International School of Aeronautics was located on the two top floors of a building at 2 East 29th Street in New York, next to the Little Church Around the Corner. A New York Times article dated May 10, 1908, describes the school and the airship and aeroplane models on display there.

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I really like the school's slide projector, a venerable Magic Lantern. I wonder if they had an AV squad to run it? Even more fascinating is that the school itself existed barely 5 years after the Wright Brothers' first flight. Any ideas about what the curriculum was?

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My eye was drawn to the room itself more than the flying machines, etc. The ceiling, chandelier and fireplace are all gorgeous.

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