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Balloon Ascension

Date: 1908
Description: A balloon about to ascend in Minneapolis. John Schwister, who later built the Minnesota-Badger airplane, is in the front of the gondola, with his back to t...
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Lindbergh

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Description: Charles A. Lindbergh in a Fokker biplane.
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First to Fly-Army Demonstration

Date: September 12 1908
Description: Demonstration of the Wright Flyer.
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Pilot Hugh Robinson and his Hydroplane

Date: October 19 1911
Description: Pilot Hugh Robinson and his Curtiss hydroplane at Prairie du Chien during a flight that was intended to be the first all the way down the Mississippi River...
Postcard

Rodgers in Wright Airplane in Wisconsin

Date: September 14 1911
Description: Calbraith Perry Rodgers in a Wright Model B at Appleton Baseball Park. Cal Rodgers, a member of the famous Perry family, learned to fly at the Wright Flyin...
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Schwister's Minnesota-Badger

Date: 1912
Description: John Schwister at the controls of the "Minnesota-Badger," the plane he built in St. Paul, Minnesota and Wausau, Wisconsin. The passenger beside Schwister i...
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Jesse Brabazon in Wright Model B

Date: 1912
Description: Jesse C. Brabazon of Delavan, Wisconsin in a 1911 Wright Model B, the first Wright plane designed to carry a passenger and a pilot. Previously, the passeng...
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Final Wreck of the Vin Fiz?

Date: June 12 1913
Description: The second fatal wreck involving the Wright Model B airplane in which Calbreith Perry Rodgers had died a year earlier. This crash killed Andy Drew, friend...
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Vin Fiz Rebuilt?

Date: May 11 1913
Description: The Wright Model B airplane, in which Calbraith Perry Rodgers had crashed and died on April 3, 1912, flying once again. The plane is flying at a Lima, Ohio...
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Jesse Brabazon in a Wright Model B

Date: October 08 1912
Description: Jesse Brabazon of Delavan, Wisconsin, in a Wright Model B following an emergency landing at Cicero Field in Chicago. Inspecting the faulty propeller that c...
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Vin Fiz Flies Again?

Date: May 11 1913
Description: The 1911 Wright Model B rebuilt by Jesse Brabazon of Delavan and his partner-mechanic, Frank Shaffer. Brabazon, who is in the pilot's seat, is about to tak...
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Vilas Flying Boat

Date: July 01 1913
Description: The Curtiss flying boat in which Jack Vilas made the first flight across Lake Michigan. Vilas, a Chicago businessman, was greeted by a crowd of aerial enth...
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Aerial View of Cicero Field

Date: 1912
Description: Cicero Field, the airfield operated by the Aero Club of Illinois, as photographed by DeLloyd Thompson from a Wright plane that was piloted by Jesse Brabazo...
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Airplane vs. Battleship

Date: 1913
Description: This photograph from the album of aviation pioneer Jesse Brabazon is described by him as the "first simulated bombing in history, using an aeroplane versus...
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Vilas Flying Boat

Date: 1915
Description: Jack Vilas (seated) in the Curtiss hydroplane he used to spot forest fires for the Wisconsin Conservation Department. (His companion is not identified.) Th...
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Lawson Airplane Company Factory

Date: 1920
Description: Alfred W. Lawson (second from right) and his employees in front of his South Milwaukee factory with the center section of his new airplane, the Lawson Midn...
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Vilas Flying Certificate

Date: 1915
Description: Certificate issued to E.M. Griffith, the Wisconsin State Forester, so that Griffith could prove that he had flown at an altitude of 1600 feet in the "flyin...
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Lawson's Great Airliner

Date: 1921
Description: The completed Lawson L-4, the second and larger airplane designed and built by Alfred Lawson in Milwaukee in 1920. Not only was Lawson's airliner intended...
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Lincoln Beachey in Sheboygan

Date: 1912
Description: Lincoln Beachey's Curtiss Pusher and the crates in which the airplane was transported by rail to the Sheboygan fairgrounds. At the time, Lincoln Beachey wa...
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Home-Built Airplane by Mel Thompson

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Description: The bi-plane constructed by Melvin Thompson during the years 1918-1920 on his farm near the former quarry in Lamont Township.

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