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Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Quarter-length oval studio portrait of Charles B. Withington, the inventor of the first practical wire binder. Withington was born in Akron, Ohio in 1830,...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color portrait of James Oliver pasted onto a card. "When I sell a plow, I make a friend."

Date: 1959-12-09 

Description: Five members of a Junior Achievement group made up of representatives of the four Madison High Schools accept a plaque for best research in developing new...

Date: 1909 before

Description: An unidentified man demonstrates his unsuccessful bird-like mechanism, which was part of an experiment in aviation.

Date: 1946 ca.

Description: Colonel Robert S. Allen, a well-known journalist before World War II, lost his arm while on active duty in Europe. He is seated here with Dr Anton Dvorak,...

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Painting by N.C. Wyeth depicting the public demonstration of the first reaper by Cyrus Hall McCormick at Steele's Tavern, Virginia in 1831. The painting sh...

Photograph

Red Devil Builder

Date:  date unknown

Description: An autographed portrait of Thomas S. Baldwin, builder of the early "Red Devil" airplanes and the first dirigible purchased by the U.S. Army.

Date: 1901 

Description: Wilbur Wright (standing, second from the right) with Edward C. Huffaker, Octave Chanute, and George Spratt in the workshed. Chanute was a special visitor f...

Date:  

Description: View from street of two men standing just inside the open doorway of the storefront. Trunks are displayed on pallets set up on the wooden sidewalk. Dexter...

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Photograph

Curtiss Portrait

Date:  date unknown

Description: Glenn Hammond Curtiss, whose reputation in American aviation is second only to the Wright Brothers. Some Curtiss defenders point out that he actually flew...

Date: 1883 ca.

Description: Advertising lithograph depicting the first public demonstration of a mechanical reaper by Cyrus Hall McCormick at Steeles Tavern, Virginia, in 1831. The sc...

Date: 1943-12-17 before

Description: Front cover and menu from a dinner honoring Orville Wright, on the fortieth anniversary of the first flights of Wilbur and Orville Wright from Kitty Hawk,...

Date: 1886 

Description: Quarter-length, formal studio portrait of George S. Parker of Janesville, Wisconsin.

Date: 1895 

Description: Color lithograph cover illustration for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows a portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick over an illustration of...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of Orville Wright inscribed to aviation publicist and historian Harry Bruno, whose collection of papers and photographs is housed at the Wisconsin...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Wilbur Wright, in profile, with a Wright Flyer. The original photographic postcard from which this image was copied was presented by Wright to pioneer avia...

Photograph

Milking Machine

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Unidentified man (inventor?) seated at and showing a foot-powered (?) milking machine. He is outdoors near a stone building.

Poster

Lawson Poster

Date: 1979 

Description: Color poster printed to honor the 60th anniversary of Alfred Lawson's flight from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C. The poster includes a portrait of Lawson a...

Date: 1887 

Description: Illustration of men harvesting grain with Cyrus McCormick's reaper of 1831. The illustration appeared in an advertising folder produced by the McCormick Ha...

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