Continuing with portraits from the collection, I'll begin with a great photo of Victor Carlstrom. Victor set a number of world's records before and after coming to the Curtiss School, many of them in Curtiss aircraft. He perished in a horrible accident when a structural failure caused his plane to disintegrate at about 2,000 feet. Ivan received a letter and photos of the crash which appear later in the collection. I'll post what I have when we reach that point.
Captain Ralph Taylor was a student along with a couple of others (Edgar "Happy" Bagnell, and Capt. McMillen) from The Aviation Corps of the Nebraska National Guard. He also went on to the Signal Corps, and died after only three months of instructing at Mineola, New York.
Captain Thomas Scott Baldwin, of whom I've already written. Apparently, you had to sneak up on him to get a picture.
I was unable to find anything conclusive about J. R. Booth, II of Canada. However a search of his name did reveal that a wealthy lumberman of Canada by the name of John Rudoluphus Booth had a number of sons, and a grandson named J. R. Booth, Jr. The dates seem reasonable to make this a possible connection.
I'll have a few more portraits coming the the next post. Thanks for all the +1s and Shares!