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BF-2114: XV-1 Convertiplane Film

Description: Commercial film produced by McDonnell Aircraft Corporation to promote the experimental XV-1 convertiplane, a gyroplane submitted to the Army-Air Force joint research program in 1951.
Date: 1952
Creator: McDonnell Aircraft
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Beauty salon

Description: Photograph of the interior of a salon with sinks lining the wall on the left side of the image and a row of chairs with dryers along the wall to the right..
Date: 1952
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Charred Brick Building]

Description: Photograph of a section of a charred brick building. The side of the building spans the entire image, and the front entrance is visible around the corner on the left-hand side. There are several very large windows that are broken and black with charcoal, and there are dented screens hanging from them. The back of a person's head is visible on the lower left-hand corner of the image. There is a faded handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st fire - Nov. 21, 1952".
Date: 1952~
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Three Carved Chairs Against a Wood-grain Wall]

Description: Photograph of three ornately carved wooden chairs sitting against a decorative wood-grain wall. The tips of a potted plant is visible in the foreground, and there appears to be repeated motifs carved into the wall behind. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph.
Date: 1952
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Airplane

Description: 1 copy negative of a Pioneer Airlines aircraft. There is a "non smoking" sign on the left side of the photograph and a group of airline personnel near the bottom of the aircraft.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of a Man and Woman]

Description: Photograph of a man and a woman standing in front of a yellow convertible, the landscape of the picture is dry and mountainous. On the left, the woman is wearing a white hat and cat-eye sunglasses with a red, white, and blue navy checkered shirt and the man is wearing an olive green jumpsuit with a red hat.
Date: 1952~/1955~
Partner: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

[Four Pilots in Front of a Plane]

Description: Photograph of four pilots standing in front of a plane. Three of the men are wearing green piloting jumpsuits and one is wearing a tan piloting jumpsuit - they are all wearing white helmets but the man on the far right has on a helmet that is blue with white stars. The plane that they are standing in front of is silver and seems to have a Native American headdress printed on the side.
Date: 1952~/1955~
Partner: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

[Air Force Pilots Shaking Hands]

Description: Photograph of two men in dark green piloting jumpsuits shaking hands and smiling. The man on the left has short brown hair while the man on the right has a shaved head. They are standing in front of a silver plane with a decal of a Native American man in a traditional headdress as well as a decal of two white shoes.
Date: 1952~/1955~
Partner: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of a Movie Set]

Description: Photograph of a movie set depicting an Air Force Base. There is production equipment in the forefront of the picture, as well as a man wearing a checkered hat and on a piece of equipment 'Universal International' is written. In the back of the picture there is a sign that reads, 'Base Operations 6146th Air Base Unit L.T. Col. Dean E. Hess Commanding' and below that 'Every Man A General'. There is a man near the middle of the photograph that appears to be writing on a clipboard and looking towards the camera and in the background of the picture there is a log cabin with a tin roof and on the horizon mountains can be seen.
Date: 1952~/1955~
Partner: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

[Two Men and a Plane]

Description: Photograph of two men standing behind what appears to be a damaged plane. The man on the left is wearing a dark green coat and tan hat with a yellow scarf tucked into the front and the man to the right is wearing a blue coat with an olive green hat and is taking the other man's picture. The end of the plane that they are looking at seems to be severely damaged - there are multiple tears and holes in the plane's exterior and they appear to be on some sort of Air Force base as there are other planes and equipment in the background of the picture.
Date: 1952~/1955~
Partner: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of a Man on a Plane]

Description: Photograph of a man in a pilot uniform stepping into the cockpit of a plane. The man is smiling towards a camera that is being pointed at him towards the left of the picture and the plane that he is stepping into is silver with yellow stripes on the end of the plane as well as on the tail. On the tail of the plane the words 'U.S. Air Force 12796' are written.
Date: 1952~/1955~
Partner: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of Two Men in a Car]

Description: Photograph of two men in a pale yellow convertible car. In the back of the car there is a man in blue jeans standing on the back seat operating a film camera and in the background of the picture there is a sign that says 'Base Operations 6146th Air Base Unit L.T. Col. Dean E. Hess Commanding'. The man riding in the front seat has a white shirt on and is wearing glasses and they are filming in what seems to be an arid landscape, with tents and mountains in the background as well as a log cabin with a tin roof.
Date: 1952~/1955~
Partner: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of a Pilot]

Description: Photograph of a man piloting a plane that is in the air. The picture is blurry and not well lit and the photograph only shows the man from the chest up and he is wearing a white helmet with a red star on the front. In the background of the photo, clouds can be seen.
Date: 1952~/1955~
Partner: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

[Two Men on a Movie Set]

Description: The man to the left has on an Air Force uniform complete with a tan shirt and dark green hat with a silver medallion on the front and is smiling at the camera, and the man on the right has on a tan cowboy hat and a blue denim jacket. In the background of the picture, there are several people around a number of different movie equipment including cameras and sound equipment. The location of this picture is barren, with no plant life or greenery.
Date: 1952~/1955~
Partner: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

[Two Men in Front of a Plane]

Description: Photograph of two men standing in front of a plane. The man on the left is wearing khaki pants and a dark jacket and the man on the right is wearing a dark jumpsuit. Both men are holding up peace signs and smiling at each other and the plane is silver with a decal of a Native American man in a traditional headdress.
Date: 1952~/1955~
Partner: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History