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Kaminski on the Exhibition Circuit

Date: 1912
Description: Pilot John Kaminski racing a motorcycle at the fairgrounds.
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Aviation License of John Kaminski

Date: May 08 1912
Description: License #121 issued to John Kaminski in 1912 by the Aero Club of America.
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Kaminski on the Exhibition Circuit

Date: August 30 1913
Description: Exhibition pilot John Kaminski preparing to take off at High Point. Here Kaminski is waiting for the engine to warm up; once it is ready he will signal to...
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Kaminski at the State Fairgrounds

Date: 1912
Description: John Kaminski and his Curtiss pusher were scheduled to fly at the 1912 Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Milwaukee, along with several other Curtiss aviators...
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Curtiss Hydroplane in San Diego Bay

Date: 1912
Description: An unsuccessful test of Glenn Curtiss' hydroplane in San Diego Bay. The pilot about to be rescued is thought to be Milwaukee's John Kaminski.
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Kaminski on the Exhibition Circuit

Date: August 30 1913
Description: John Kaminski and mechanic Jack Knight making mechanical repairs to Kaminski's plane during an emergency landing at High Point. Such events were guaranteed...
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Kaminski and his Curtiss Pusher

Date: August 1912
Description: John Kaminski (the first licensed pilot in Wisconsin, third from the right in checkered cap) with his new Curtiss pusher, the "Sweetheart."
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Curtiss Aviation School Students

Date: May 1912
Description: The 1912 class at the Glenn Curtiss Aviation School on North Island, near San Diego. Milwaukee's John Kaminski (in white shirt and tie) is second from the...
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Kaminski as Romantic Hero

Date: May 1913
Description: John Kaminski, his Curtiss pusher, and a young admirer.
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Kaminski as Aviation Instructor

Date: 1913
Description: Hangar of the Ohio aviation school of Dr. Rudolph Silverston, formerly of Milwaukee, together with three planes: two Curtiss pushers and a Bleriot monoplan...
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Curtiss Flying Boat

Date: 1912
Description: John Kaminski (right) and a fellow student he identified only as "Cy," flying one of the Glenn Curtiss flying boats on San Diego Bay.
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Katherine Stinson

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Description: Katherine Stinson ready for flight.
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Curtiss Hydroaeroplane

Date: 1912
Description: A Curtiss hydroaeroplane tied down prior to a test flight over San Diego Bay. Two unidentified pilots rest on the dock in the shade of its wing.
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Fish Flying

Date: 1912
Description: A Wright Model B Flyer at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. Although unidentified, this is believed to be the aircraft that Farnum Fish flew at the fairgrou...
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Curtiss Aviation School Students

Date: March 07 1912
Description: Students of the Curtiss School of Aviation on North Island moving a plane into position for a lesson.
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Wright Brothers' Hydroplane

Date: 1912
Description: A hydroplane built by the Wright Brothers being tested by the U.S. Navy on San Diego Bay.
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Curtiss Hydroplane in San Diego Bay

Date: 1912
Description: Glenn Curtiss sold two hydroplanes (NS 1 & 2) to the U.S. Navy and continued to test them independently from their base also located on North Island. This...
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Kaminski Wreck

Date: July 04 1914
Description: The wreck of John Kaminski's plane, where he had been scheduled to fly at the Fourth of July festivities.
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Curtiss Pusher About to Take Off

Date: 1912
Description: To the accompaniment of a cheering crowd, a pilot in a Curtiss pusher prepares to take off.
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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...

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