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Zeppelin LZ 127

Date: 1928
Description: The Graf Zeppelin, a German-made dirigible in a hangar almost ready for its maiden voyage.
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Zeppelin LZ 127

Date: 1928
Description: The frame of the Graf Zeppelin being built, surrounded by scaffolding in a hangar in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
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The LZ 127 Zeppelin in flight

Date: 1928
Description: The Graf Zeppelin airship, 776 feet long, could travel at a speed of up to 80 miles per hour, powered by five 550 horse-power Maybach engines. Hydrogen ga...
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First to Fly — Army Demonstration

Date: September 17 1908
Description: Soldiers at Fort Myer, Virginia, watching Orville Wright demonstrate the Wright Brothers' airplane for the U.S. Army. Milwaukee's Billy Mitchell is said to...
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Orville Wright in Old Age

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Description: Portrait of Orville Wright inscribed to aviation publicist and historian Harry Bruno, whose collection of papers and photographs is housed at the Wisconsin...
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Fabric from 1903 Flyer

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Description: A piece of fabric (approximately 1" x 1") from the 1903 Wright Flyer. It is attached to a certificate and includes a photograph.
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First to Fly — Army Demonstration

Date: September 1908
Description: Among the spectators present to watch Orville Wright's demonstration of the Wright Flyer at Fort Myer, Virginia, were Lt. Frank P. Lahm (left), one of the...
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First to Fly — Completing the Army Demonstration

Date: 1909
Description: Wilbur Wright, in the bowler hat, preparing the Flyer for the conclusion of the test required to win a U.S. Army contract. The 1908 demonstration had been...
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First to Fly — Almost Flying

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...
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First to Fly — Wright Brothers' Factory

Date: 1910
Description: Workers in the General Assembly Department of the Wright Brothers' airplane factory.
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Lindbergh Returns

Date: June 13 1927
Description: Charles Lindbergh on board ship in New York Harbor. After flying to France in the "Spirit of St. Louis," Lindbergh returned to the United States by ship. H...
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Lindbergh Before the Flight

Date: May 20 1927
Description: Charles Lindbergh receiving encouragement from an unidentified spectator as the "Spirit of St. Louis" is prepared for take off. Described by some as a fly...
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Flying Tea Party

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Description: A tea party on an airplane, a publicity stunt conceived by Harry Bruno to promote his Cleveland-area airline, Aeromarine Airlines. By taking local reporter...
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Sinking the Ostfriesland

Date: July 21 1921
Description: One of the most important moments in the history of American aviation - the sinking of the captured German battleship "Ostfriesland" by American bombers of...
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Eddie Rickenbacker-Ace of Aces

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Description: Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker, who earned the title "Ace of Aces" for his 27 victories during World War I. In this photograph he is posed against a plane...
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Atlantic-Crossing Airplanes

Date: May 15 1919
Description: Navy seaplanes NC-1 and (in the foreground) NC-3 at Trepassay Bay, the jumping off point for the first attempt to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Not in the...
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Air Race Program

Date: 1925
Description: Official program for the National Air Races, one of the early airplane races publicized by Harry Bruno and his partner, Richard Blythe. The Bruno Papers a...
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Salmon's Airplane

Date: 1947
Description: Herman "Fish" Salmon and his airplane, the "Cosmic Wind," at the 1947 National Air Races. This image is from the collection of Harry Bruno, the publicist f...
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Air Race Winner

Date: 1947
Description: William Brennand of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Brennand piloted Steve Wittman's "Buster" to victory in the 1947 National Air Races. This photograph is from the co...
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Air Race Winner's Trophy

Date: 1947
Description: The winner of the Goodyear Trophy, Steve Wittman of Oshkosh (on the right) with pilot William Brennand (holding the trophy). With them are Paul Litchfield...

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