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Sinclair Service Station

Date: 1938
Description: Three uniformed employees of the Sinclair Oil Company Service Station, located at 501 East Broadway, stand in front of the station's gas pumps. Two lifesi...
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Air Show Crowd

Date: September 11 1955
Description: The crowd at "Air Progress Day," an air show sponsored by the Waukesha Aviation Club.
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Waukesha's Primitive Airfield

Date: 1924
Description: A barnstorming pilot and curious onlookers at a field on the outskirts of Waukesha that served as a primitive airport. Technically, the term barnstorming s...
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Home Built Heath

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Description: Carl, Robert, and Ray Breecher at work on their modified parasol Heath airplane. After months of hard work, the plane was completely destroyed during a tes...
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Model Airplane Company

Date: 1940
Description: Assembly line packing by the Supreme Model Supply Co., a model airplane company started by Waukesha teenagers in 1940.
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Refueling a Tri-Motor

Date: 1936
Description: Refueling a Ford Tri-Motor airplane. Because gasoline truck hoses did not have pumps, airplanes were refueled by filling 5-gallon cans and then lifting the...
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Wrights' Neighbor

Date: July 02 1909
Description: Test flight of the bi-plane invented by Ray Zorn of Dayton, Ohio, who later resided in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
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Model Airplane Builder

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Description: Tony Italiano of Waukesha, founder of the Supreme Model Supply Co., with a large model airplane.
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Home-Built Airplane in the Attic

Date: 1928
Description: Russell Schuetze of Waukesha with his home built airplane, a single seat Irwin. Schuetze built the airplane (or perhaps some of the airplane) in his father...
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Air Show at Waukesha

Date: July 19 1931
Description: The crowd at a free air show sponsored by the recently organized Waukesha Aviation Club in order to dedicate their new airport. In actuality, the club's ai...
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Waukesha CAP

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Description: Parade drill of the Waukesha County unit of the Civil Air Patrol. Because World War II ended general aviation, male and female pilots who were either too o...
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Pilot "Cash" Chamberlain

Date: 1929
Description: Commercial pilot C.B. "Cash" Chamberlain posed with a Hamilton Metalplane owned by Universal Airlines. Chamberlain began his flying career with the Walter...
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Golf Course Landing

Date: 1916
Description: A Standard plane on the golf course of the Waukesha Moor Baths Hotel surrounded by curious onlookers. This landing was representative of the problems encou...
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Rebuilt Canuck

Date: August 31 1928
Description: Horace Hill, Pete Brandenberg, and unidentified children at the Beloit Airport with a Canuck airplane rebuilt by Allen Loveland. Surplus Canucks, as the Cu...
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Walter's Airline

Date: 1925
Description: Walter Liskowitz of Waukesha in his two-place Standard. This photograph was taken shortly after he organized Walter's Airline to provide service to Chicago...
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Barnstormer

Date: November 06 1924
Description: Rellis G. Conant, a former World War I aviator, barnstormer, and attorney, in his Standard J1 airplane with a passenger in the front seat. Conant died in a...
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Aerial Photography Business Card

Date: 1925
Description: The business card of Waukesha photographer Warren O'Brien, a pioneer in aerial photography in Wisconsin. The illustration shows him sitting on the wing of...
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Waukesha Flying Club

Date: May 25 1931
Description: The Waukesha Flying Club and their jointly owned Waco 10. The members are (row 1, left to right) Charles Gittner, Joe Rombough, and Roy Winzenreid and (row...
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Curtiss-Wright Field

Date: March 17 1931
Description: A scene at Curtiss-Wright Field in Milwaukee. Pictured are Arthur D. Gaspar, a Waukesha funeral director, and Paul Trier, the pilot of the Curtiss Thrush....
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Waukesha Flyers

Date: 1932
Description: Fritz Warden (at the propeller) and Lee Barney, two young members of the Waukesha Flying Club, together with Barney's Aeronica C2 airplane. The Aeronica w...

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