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Heavier than Air: From first flights to commercial aviation

Heavier than Air: From first heavier-than-air manned flights, to a dawn of modern aviation. Created by: PICRYLDated: 1920
[Charles Lindbergh's airplane "Spirit of St. Louis"]
Heavier than Air: From first heavier-than-air manned flights, to a dawn of modern aviation.
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Woman working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Calif.
L.J. Bergdoll's aeroplane in hangar
Harmon in aeroplane
J.C. Mars in Curtiss Aeroplane
Graham White's [i.e., Claude Grahame-White's] aeroplane
Aubrun [Aviator], George Grantham Bain Collection

Aubrun [Aviator], George Grantham Bain Collection

Bust, seated in plane, (3 - facing left - left side of face is most visible). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). 54505. ww... More

Moissant and Fileux, his mechanic, in aeroplane
Louis Bleriot, 1872-1936

Louis Bleriot, 1872-1936

Head, in his monoplane, with another person. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Websters 1872-1936. Caption card tracings:... More

Bleriot aeroplane
Frank Stanton, George Grantham Bain Collection

Frank Stanton, George Grantham Bain Collection

Head, seated in biplane, 6 men around him with a dog, (1- left profile). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card t... More

Aviators, Mineola
Paulham's aeroplane
Mars. Aeroplane.
Paulhan in aeroplane greets his wife in a balloon, both in flight
Paulhan and Hamilton aeroplanes in flight, Los Angeles
Latham aeroplane, on flying field
At Nice, dragging aeroplane of Rawlinson from the sea
Lesh trying his aeroplane, pulled by an auto
Aeroplane Bousson Borguis [driven by Paul Borguis]
C.W. Williams, George Grantham Bain Collection

C.W. Williams, George Grantham Bain Collection

Aviator; 4 photos on 1 neg - 4 photos of his plane (2 with him in it?). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). WWW (-1973); Am... More

Frank Stanton, George Grantham Bain Collection

Frank Stanton, George Grantham Bain Collection

Full length, standing in front of biplane with dog (Lieut. Lindley), (3 - facing left - left side of face is most visible). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Ba... More

Eugene Ely, George Grantham Bain Collection

Eugene Ely, George Grantham Bain Collection

H/s (2- facing left - left side of face is most visible). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Delagrange in his aeroplane
Blind landing now possible. Washington D.C. It is now possible to make blind landings which has been one of the biggest difficulties to aviation. It is this single instrument located above the panel in the center directs him to the ground in a curved track and also in a straight line so as to hit the runway that is chosen for the landing. By watching the above instrument the pilot can direct his plane to the ground and determine whether he is to the right or left or above or below the beam that is transmitted. In tests that have been made the pilot has been able to land repeatedly within a few yards of the same spot
Claude Grahame-White, George Grantham Bain Collection

Claude Grahame-White, George Grantham Bain Collection

In cockpit. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card tracings: Shelf. No date is given; the numbers on the single ... More

L.G. Bergdoll's aeroplane in hangar
Cooley aeroplane
Hot coffee for aviators, Mineola
Lloyd Bertaud, George Grantham Bain Collection

Lloyd Bertaud, George Grantham Bain Collection

Half lgth., standing, (4 - facing left - left side of face is most visible). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Caption ca... More

Curtiss-Herring aeroplane, on field
L. J. Bergdoll, George Grantham Bain Collection

L. J. Bergdoll, George Grantham Bain Collection

Aviator; full length, standing in front of his airplane inside building, (3 - facing left - left side of face is most visible). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantha... More

Hamilton in Aeroplane
AB Thaw's wrecked plane. Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

AB Thaw's wrecked plane. Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

Portraits and news photographs by Washington, D.C.-based firm, showing people, events, architecture in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. His wrecked plane. Title and other information transcribed from caption ca... More

Brauner and Smith aeroplane, on ground
Baron Pierre de Gaters at wheel of aeroplane
Arrival Moissant's aeroplane
Lt. E.W. Bagnell, George Grantham Bain Collection

Lt. E.W. Bagnell, George Grantham Bain Collection

Aviator; h/s in airplane, (7 - facing right - right side of face is most visible). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). 3947... More

J.C. Mars in Curtiss Aeroplane
Clifford B. Harmon. Seated in airplane.
English women making aeroplane [i.e. aeroplane] shafts
Eshault-Pelterie aeroplane, in flight
A. Santos-Dumont, George Grantham Bain Collection

A. Santos-Dumont, George Grantham Bain Collection

Full, n.d. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Zerbe aeroplane, on ground
T.O.M. Sopwith -- Airplane, George Grantham Bain Collection

T.O.M. Sopwith -- Airplane, George Grantham Bain Collection

Thomas Sopwith's scout biplane. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). www (-1973); Amer. Heritage...Flight. Caption card trac... More

Aeroplane in flight
World Cruiser airplane
Bleriot and aeroplane on flying field at Dover
Cyril's aero sled
Delagrange in his aeroplane
Hilary [i.e. Hillery] Beachey

Hilary [i.e. Hillery] Beachey

Full, standing (7 - facing right - right side of face is most visible). Brother of Lincoln Beachey. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library o... More

D.L. Mabley and aeroplane
Mr. and Mrs. Bleriot, aeroplane, crowd, on field, Dover
Henri Salvet, George Grantham Bain Collection

Henri Salvet, George Grantham Bain Collection

Aviator; full length, standing in front of airplane, (5 - facing front). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Websters; Amer... More

Studying aeroplane [i.e. airplane] rudder
Lefebure aeroplane, in flight
De la Rue aeroplane (Ferber's), in flight
Paul Borguis in Bousson Borguis aeroplane
McCurdy aeroplane
C. Murvin Wood, George Grantham Bain Collection

C. Murvin Wood, George Grantham Bain Collection

Aviator; full length, seated on airplane with his dog "Mona", (1 - left profile). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). www (... More

Paulhan aeroplane taking off, Los Angeles, Calif.
F.K. Lane, Jr., George Grantham Bain Collection

F.K. Lane, Jr., George Grantham Bain Collection

Full length, standing in front of airplane, (5 - facing front). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Flight; Amer. Heritage ... More

At Nice, Oehlschlager on Bleriot monoplane - Above is Farman aeroplane of Rawlinson
R. Clifford Durant, George Grantham Bain Collection

R. Clifford Durant, George Grantham Bain Collection

Aviator; h/s, inside his airplane with another man, (2 - facing left - left side of face is most visible). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Li... More

Aeroplane "Loon" at pier
British aviators consulting
Lind Painter in a "Sommer" - aeroplane
Harmon aeroplane
Bernasconi aeroplane
Delagrance and his aeroplane
Mme. Franck, George Grantham Bain Collection

Mme. Franck, George Grantham Bain Collection

Full length, seated in biplane, (5 - facing front). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Flight; Amer. Heritage Flight. Capt... More

Langley's steam model airplane
Airplane of 1909
[E. Lillian Todd standing with her airplane]

[E. Lillian Todd standing with her airplane]

Photoprint copyrighted by George Grantham Bain. This record contains data transcribed from item, and subsequent revisions. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card tracings: Women Emp... More

Pischoff aeroplane, George Grantham Bain Collection

Pischoff aeroplane, George Grantham Bain Collection

Airplane with onlookers, and man pushing propeller as if to start the engine. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Wright aeroplane, Washington, Aug. 1908
O. Wright flying [in his airplane, crowd on field]
Lt. Selfridge & Mr. Wright stepping into the Wright aeroplane at Ft. Myer

Lt. Selfridge & Mr. Wright stepping into the Wright aeroplane at Ft. M...

H116340 U.S. Copyright Office. No digital file for USZ61-506 (3/22/02)

Pischoff aeroplane, George Grantham Bain Collection

Pischoff aeroplane, George Grantham Bain Collection

Airplane examined by onlookers. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

International Ballooning Contest, Aero Park, Chicago, July 4th, 1908

International Ballooning Contest, Aero Park, Chicago, July 4th, 1908

H112250 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright claimant's address: Chicago, New York, Washington. Copyright deposit; Geo. R. Lawrence Co.; July 10, 1908.

Spectators lifting the aeroplane from the bodies of the injured men

Spectators lifting the aeroplane from the bodies of the injured men

H116342 U.S. Copyright Office. Photoprint copyrighted by P.F. Collier & Son. This record contains data transcribed from item.

Silver Dart - Aeroplane at Hammondsport
Women in airplanes: Mr. & Mrs. Wagner

Women in airplanes: Mr. & Mrs. Wagner

Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card tracings: PI; Women; Shelf.

Farman aeroplane 1908
The collapsed Wright airplane photographed just after it struck the ground...

The collapsed Wright airplane photographed just after it struck the gr...

The collapsed Wright airplane photographed just after it struck the ground. At Fort Meyer [sic], on Sept. 17, at a height of 75 feet, on a turn, one of the new nine foot propeller blades was broken. The machine... More

[Luncheon by Aero Club of America honoring Glenn Curtiss, NYC, Sept. 22, 1909. Curtiss and Wilbur Wright at head table
G.H. Curtiss winning Scientific American Trophy with aeroplane "June Bug," driven by a Curtiss Motor, Hammondsport, N.Y., July 4, 1908

G.H. Curtiss winning Scientific American Trophy with aeroplane "June B...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Army Air Service "1360 A.S." Copyright by H.M. Benner. Ernest L. Jones Collection. Caption card tracings: NY H-; Aviation 1908; Airplanes ... More

Louis Bleriot crossing from Calais to Dover in his monoplane, July 25, 1909[?]

Louis Bleriot crossing from Calais to Dover in his monoplane, July 25,...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card tracings: BI; Aeroplanes - 1909.

Orville Wright and Lieutenant Lahm of the United States Signal Corps making the world's record flight at Fort Myer, on July 27--The aeroplane made fifty miles at a speed of about forty miles an hour

Orville Wright and Lieutenant Lahm of the United States Signal Corps m...

George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

O. Wright and aeroplane, in flight over field
Dr. W. Greene, at pilot wheel of aeroplane
[Front of Louis Blériot's airplane, showing engine and part of propeller]
Eugène Lefebvre, George Grantham Bain Collection

Eugène Lefebvre, George Grantham Bain Collection

Aloft, in Wright airplane at Reims, France, Sept. 1909. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Geo. Creel in aeroplane
The Wright airplane of 1909 at Ft. Myer, Va.
Dr. Wm. Greene at pilot wheel of aeroplane
[Second page of The Nation, State and City Welcome the World’s Greatest Aviators (Wilbur and Orville Wright), promotional material, 17-18 June 1909]
F.L. de Riemsdyk at pilot wheel of Curtiss aeroplane
Blériot in flight, May, '09

Blériot in flight, May, '09

George Grantham Bain Collection. No. 840-2.

Louis Bleriot, George Grantham Bain Collection

Louis Bleriot, George Grantham Bain Collection

Blériot leaving Calais, France, in airplane, Aug. 3, 1909; children watching from beach. Title from caption card and item. Inscribed on negative: Bleriot leaving Calais. Inscribed on negative: Copyright 1909 by... More

Alberto Santos-Dumont taking his Demoisille monoplane out to the practice grounds for a flight, 1909

Alberto Santos-Dumont taking his Demoisille monoplane out to the pract...

Smallest aeroplane in the world on shelf at the rear of his motor car. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). ONC; www. Captio... More

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