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Bishop, Billy (1894-1956)

[aerial photo of Queen's campus taken by Billy Bishop in 1919]

Aerial photo of Queen's campus taken by Billy Bishop, 1919

The famous Canadian flying ace has a minor connection with Queen's. In 1919, the fledgling aerial photography company that he founded after the First World War took a picture of Queen's that is now one of the best known historic photos of the campus.

Since Bishop and a professional photographer were the company's only two employees it is almost certain that he was flying the plane when the picture was snapped.