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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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Aubrun [Aviator]

Aubrun [Aviator]

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

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

Frank Stanton

Frank Stanton

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

Eugene Ely

Eugene Ely

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).

Claude Grahame-White

Claude Grahame-White

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

Frank Stanton

Frank Stanton

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

C.W. Williams

C.W. Williams

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

A.B. Thaw

A.B. Thaw

His wrecked plane. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). www (-1973); NYT Obit. No O 6, 25:6. Caption card tracings: Airplane... more

Lt. E.W. Bagnell

Lt. E.W. Bagnell

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

Lloyd Bertaud

Lloyd Bertaud

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

A. Santos-Dumont

A. Santos-Dumont

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

L. J. Bergdoll

L. J. Bergdoll

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

Henri Salvet

Henri Salvet

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

T.O.M. Sopwith -- Airplane

T.O.M. Sopwith -- Airplane

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

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

C. Murvin Wood

C. Murvin Wood

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

F.K. Lane, Jr.

F.K. Lane, Jr.

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

R. Clifford Durant

R. Clifford Durant

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

Mme. Franck

Mme. Franck

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

[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

Pischoff aeroplane

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

Pischoff aeroplane

Pischoff aeroplane

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.

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)

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

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.

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

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).

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.

Eugène Lefebvre

Eugène Lefebvre

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).

Louis Bleriot

Louis Bleriot

Blériot starting motor of monoplane X1, July 25, 1909.

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

Blériot's flight at Rheims

Blériot's flight at Rheims

George Grantham Bain Collection.