This post is focused on the obscure little Curtiss Speed Scout, or Baby Scout, model S-1. There is very little information floating around the Net on this model, so I don't have a lot of narrative, but I do have a few photographic gems. This first photo is fairly well-distributed on the Net. It could be that Ivan shared the photo, or that some other collection kept a print of Frank Conway's photo. I've theorized before that Mr. Conway not only got paid by Glenn Curtiss for his photographic work, but also made prints on the side for students and others at the school, and I don't think I'm far off.
Speaking of Frank Conway prints, you'll see this next photo at the link I placed above as well. I think this print is several orders of magnitude better, if I may say so, however. Victor Carlstrom is at the controls.
I don't think I've ever seen another photo of this little bird in flight, so I was particularly happy to find this photo in the collection!
Finally, there is an original photo of some damage to the plane. I wish I had some information about the nature of the incident, but anything I add would be conjecture beyond noticing that the flying wires are slack, the prop is broken, and the engine seems to have been shoved to the left.
I have a lot more photos from the Curtiss School, and I'll be organizing them around aircraft type, people and events, so stay tuned! As usual, I'll continue to ask for +1's and Shares in an effort to widen the reach of the collection, with my thanks in advance!