University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Wiggs Photograph Archive



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wiggs, Ms.
Title: Wiggs Photograph Archive
Dates: 1930
Abstract: Ms. Wiggs, whose first name is not known by her descendants, is said to have taken these photographs for International News Photos, Inc. in 1930. These 8 x 10 prints portray both events and persons of importance, many related to transportation.
Accession No.: 2002-209
Extent: 1/2 inch, 24 prints
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Ms. Wiggs, whose first name is not known by her descendants, is said to have taken these photographs for International News Photos, Inc. in 1930.


Scope and Contents

These 8 x 10 prints portray both events and persons of importance, many related to transportation. Among the people are Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and Herbert Hoover; conveyances include a blimp, two planes refueling in mid-air, a “railplane,” a model airport, and a ship being taken overland from one body of water to another. Also included are images of the White House, the Amelia Earhart monument in England, and earthquake damage in Italy and Puerto Rico.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931
Firestone, Harvey Samuel, 1868-1938
Ford, Henry
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Lindbergh, Charles
Subjects
Airplanes
Earthquakes
Transportation
Places
Italy
Puerto Rico
Washington (D. C.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wiggs Photograph Archive, 1930, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Photographs:

box
3Z316 “Army of the Occupation” leaves Germany
Memorial to Amelia Earhart, England
“The ‘Big Three”—Ford, Edison and Firestone on Henry Ford’s 67th birthday.”
“President Hoover attends ball game”
Mr. and Mrs. Hoover’s school—on the Rapidan in Virginia
“Hoover signs the Naval Pact before group of distinguished statesmen”
“The Edison scholarship winner being carried aloft on the shoulders of his colleagues”
149 year old Turk
“President Hoover decorates Col Lindbergh with special congress medal”
“Birds of a feather….” [Lindbergh and other air aces]
“Von Hindenburg on his tour of the Rhineland”
Lindbergh and Byrd meet on the roof garden of the Biltmore Hotel in NYC
“A Street of ruin after Italy’s deadly earthquake”
“How R-100 [blimp] will moor at Montreal”
“Beautiful Naples among many Italian cities affected by earthquake”
“The White House gets its new winter coat”
The “Southern Cross” just before its takeoff for the United States
“His new 'railplane’ for fast passenger service”
Model airplane and airport
“Over the mountain—by boat”
"A scene in the business district of San Juan, Porto Rico [sic], after the disastrous hurricane”
Refueling the Chicago, the plane used by the Hunter boy that now holds the world’s endurance record.
“Palatial Hammond estate where President Hoover may spend his vacation”
Unidentified building