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Cicero Field Flight Instructors

Date: 1912
Description: Cicero Field flight instructors Edward Finan (left) and DeLloyd Thompson seated in a Wright Model B airplane at the Chicago International Air Show. The pla...
Photograph

Lillie Team Mechanic

Date: 1914
Description: Mickey McGuire, a mechanic with the Max Lillie Exhibition Team that was based in Chicago. Pioneer aviator Jesse Brabazon, who knew McGuire from their days...
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Vin Fiz Evidence

Date: 1953
Description: Jesse Brabazon, pioneer aviator from Delavan, displaying fabric from the Vin Fiz, the airplane in which Calbraith P. Rodgers made the first transcon...
Photograph

Dickenson in Aviator's Cap

Date: 1914
Description: Portrait of Charles Dickenson, a wealthy Chicago businessman and an early supporter of aviation. In addition to serving as president of the Chicago Aero Cl...
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Graham-White over Washington, D.C.

Date: October 14 1910
Description: Claude Graham-White, winner of the Gordon Bennett Race and several other important races in 1910, flying a Farman plane over Washington, D.C. Graham-White...
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Curtiss Airplane and Glenn Martin

Date: 1909
Description: Glenn Martin, who would become one of the great names in the airplane construction industry, in a Curtiss Pusher during the early days of his career in Cal...
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McCutcheon and Airplane

Date: 1911
Description: Chicago Tribune cartoonist John T. McCutcheon with his Wright Model B airplane, probably photographed at Cicero Field. McCutcheon is sometimes referred to...
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Jesse Brabazon Over the Mississippi

Date: November 1912
Description: Jesse Brabazon, pioneer aviator from Delavan, flying over the Mississippi River in a Wright Model B airplane. "It was quite a sight to fly over the Mississ...
Photograph

Kearney and Hillery Beachey

Date: 1914
Description: Horace Kearney (left), a member of the Curtiss exhibition team, and Hillery Beachey, brother of the famous aviator, Lincoln Beachey. Kearney was familiar...
Photograph

Cicero Airmail

Date: September 1912
Description: The first airmail shipment from Cicero Field to Wheaton and Elmhurst, Illinois. Postmaster MacDonald of Cicero is swearing-in pilots Max Lillie, Paul Stude...
Photograph

First to Fly — Wilbur Wright

Date: 1912
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

Lincoln Beachey

Date: 1915
Description: Lincoln Beachey, shortly before his fatal crash at Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. During his brief career Beachey was the best known,...
Drawing

State Fair Grounds

Date: 1870
Description: The State Fair grounds.
Photograph

Harlan Lunde

Date: 
Description: Mug shot of Harlan Lunde facing front.
Photograph

Harlan Lunde

Date: 
Description: Full-length mug shot of Harlan Lunde.
Photograph

Johnny Catlin, Drummer Boy

Date: 1894
Description: Portrait of Johnny Catlin at age 12 when he was a drummer boy for the 28th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.
Photograph

John Catlin

Date: 1894
Description: A portrait of John Catlin at the age of 42.
Print

T6N R17E, West between 6 and 7

Date: 
Description: Field notes taken for T6N R17E between 6 and 7 on the original township survey of Wisconsin.
Manuscript

John Archiquette Diary Page

Date: 1872
Description: Microfilmed page from John Archiquette's diary partially written in the Oneida language.
Magazine or Periodical

The New Year—1869

Date: January 1869
Description: Engraving after a drawing by Winslow Homer showing a crowned Baby New Year riding a velocipede through a hoop held by a woman, as the Grim Reaper, on the r...

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