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Kaminski and his Curtiss Pusher

Kaminski and his Curtiss Pusher | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
John Kaminski (the first licensed pilot in Wisconsin, third from the right in checkered cap) with his new Curtiss pusher, the "Sweetheart."
DESCRIPTION
John Kaminski (the first licensed pilot in Wisconsin, third from the right in checkered cap) with his new Curtiss pusher, the "Sweetheart."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10264
Creation Date:August 1912
Creator Name:Dagget, Ross, Dr.
City:Merton, Town of
County:Waukesha
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:O'Brien family : O'Brien family collection, circa 1880-2000
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, b/w copy
Original Format Number:(X3)18439
Original Dimensions:4.5 x 3.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
John Kaminski met fellow pilot Jack Knight at the Milwaukee School and College of Aviation in 1912, and he decided to keep his plane at the Knight farm. Because a pusher could not fly even the short distance from Milwaukee, it had to be disassembled, shipped by rail, and then reassembled at its destination. This procedure was necessary for all pilots who traveled on the exhibition circuit. When Kaminski began his exhibition career later in 1912, Jack Knight, who is looking at the engine in this snapshot, went with him as mechanic. The view was taken in Stone Bank, in the Town of Merton, and is an unincorporated Waukesha County community.
SUBJECTS
Airplanes
Clothing and dress
Hats
Men
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Fields (Agriculture)

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