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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 Aviation School

Date: 1912
Description: Photo opportunity day at the Glenn Curtiss School of Aviation on North Island in San Diego Harbor. The man in the lower left corner is thought to be Glenn...
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Curtiss Aviation School Visitor and Staff

Date: March 1912
Description: Pilot Glenn Martin (left), visiting the Curtiss aviation school, with Curtiss aviators (left to right) John McClaskey and Lincoln Beachey, and with mechani...
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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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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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Curtiss Aviation School

Date: 1912
Description: Hangars of the Curtiss Aviation School and the San Diego Aero Club on North Island in San Diego Harbor. Glenn Curtiss himself is thought to be the individu...
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Bellinger in Navy Flying Boat

Date: 1914
Description: Lieutenant Patrick N.L. Bellinger, one of the first Navy flyers, piloting a U.S. Navy flying boat during the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico. During t...
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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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Milwaukee's Flying Machine

Date: 1912
Description: Dr. A. Rudolph Silverston's vacu-aerial flying machine, as seen from the rear.
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Milwaukee Flying School

Date: 1912
Description: An unidentified student ready for a flying lesson in a Curtiss plane at Rudolph Silverston's Milwaukee School and College of Aviation.
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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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Kaminski at the State Fairgrounds

Date: 1912
Description: John Kaminski (who can barely be seen here in his Lincoln Beachey checkered cap), his mechanic, and onlookers attempting to ready his Curtiss pusher for fl...
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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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Kaminski on the Exhibition Circuit

Date: 1912
Description: Pilot John Kaminski racing a motorcycle at the fairgrounds.
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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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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 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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Kaminski as Romantic Hero

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