Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Harry Park Photographs and Other Material
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
Photographs and other material. Park originated from Baltimore, but later settled in Los Angeles, thus many of the photos show early Los Angeles and fellow bicycle enthusiasts. Noteworthy are the items reflecting Park having earned his flying license from instructor Glenn H. Curtiss. Also, there are items demonstrating some of the earliest moving picture images taken by inventor C. Francis Jenkins. 1886-1953 (photos of Ransom Matthews dated 1955).
Park (1869 - 1955) was an aerial stunt bicyclist, as well as an automobile aerialist, in a career that began in 1885. He performed stunts throughout the U.S., and in Mexico City. Married in 1895, he also teamed with his wife Gertrude, under the name "the Bretons." He originated from Baltimore, but later settled in Los Angeles.
(Boxes: 2 letter, 1 legal)
Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder
Research is by appointment only