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1924. "Probably the smallest plane in the world. Built by Edmund Allen of Wash­ington, D.C., who was formerly test pilot for Army Air Service during the world war. Plane is equipped with 9-horsepower motorcycle engine and weighs only 205 pounds with wingspread of 27 feet. Mr. Allen, in cockpit, flies it often and recently attained height of 1800 feet capable of making 63 mph."


April 1916. Washington, D.C. "Richardson tandem biplane hydroplane on the Potomac. George A. Gray at controls. At left and right are Richardson brothers, who built the plane; 2nd from left is their uncle, whose idea it was." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.




1929. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "NO CAPTION [Man in airplane]." Next-door neighbor to this image in the Harris & Ewing negative series.


1917. "Langley, Samuel Pierpont. Secretary, Smithsonian Institute. Experimental tandem biplane on Potomac embodying Langley principles."


Washington, D.C., or vicinity, 1935. "Waterman Arrowplane." Waldo Waterman's roadable airplanes had no trouble getting airborne, but they never really took off. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.


July 27, 1923. "Naval submarine plane." National Photo Co.


January 18, 1922. Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. "Naval Curtiss bombing plane at War College." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.


January 19, 1925. Loening amphibian plane. Maj. Henry Clagett, Gen. William Mitchell, Grover Loening at Bolling Field. National Photo Co.


"Miss Jane [illegible], 1923." One of three images of Miss Jane in the archive. Who will be the first to identify our mystery aviatrix? National Photo glass negative. [The answer: Stanton Square reveals her to be Janet Moffett, daughter of Rear Admiral William Moffett.]


Washington, D.C., circa 1911. "Flights and test of Rex Smith biplane flown by Antony Jannus. The plane with Rufus R. Bermann, wireless operator, and Fred Aubert." Whose somewhat pixilated appearance can be attributed to mold on the emulsion. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.


May 1918. Washington, D.C. "Air Mail, inauguration of service, polo grounds. Maj. R.H. Fleet beside Curtiss JN46H plane." Note the map tied to the major's leg. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.


June 1, 1918. Katherine Stinson, "the flying schoolgirl," and her plane at Sheepshead Bay Speedway in Brooklyn after completing a flight from Chicago. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.


Sept. 29, 1929. Washington, D.C. "Fokker F-32 transport plane at Bolling Field." Note unusual back-to-back engine arrangement (and mechanic stationed aft to keep people from being pureed). National Photo glass negative.


July 22, 1936. "Aerial view of Pan American Airways 'China Clipper' (Martin M130 Flying Boat) over San Francisco with Coit Memorial Tower at left. Clyde H. Sunderland, commercial and aerial photographs, Oakland, Calif."


a capture German plane. The photo was taken by my Dad who was with Eyes of the 8th.


October 1942. B-25 bomber assembly hall, North American Aviation, Kansas City. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the OWI.


A race from Santa Ana, Calif., to Detroit, Mich. Ladies only. Something is wrong with this picture. Can you find it?


June 1942. Bar Harbor, Maine. Plane of Coast Patrol #20 at the Civil Air Patrol base. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Collier.


Working on Catalina flying boat at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Base. August 1942. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem.


March 18, 1922. "Members of the Ku-Klux-Klan about to take off with the literature which was scattered over the suburbs of the city." The date coincides with a Klan parade through Washington's Virginia suburbs.


October 1942. "Lieutenant 'Mike' Hunter, Army test pilot assigned to Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.


"Bomber factory. No caption for this image." 1943 or 1944. So, what are they and where is Shop 301? Office of War Information safety negative.


December 1942, a year after Pearl Harbor. "Production. B-17 heavy bomber. A nearly complete B-17F 'Flying Fortress' at Boeing's Seattle plant." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information.


Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Allied aircraft demonstration at polo grounds. Avro training plane designed by A.V. Roe of England. Lieut. Stephen Bonsal Jr., one of the young Army flyers who have entered the newest profession, that of airplane mail carrying, is the son of the former war correspondent and veteran newspaperman who is now a major attached to the general staff of the Army." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.


B-24 bomber assembly hall, location unspecified. April 1943.


October 1942. Kansas City, Kansas. "B-25 bomber plane at North American Aviation being hauled along an outdoor assembly line." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.


"Inauguration of Aero Mail service. Polo Field mechanics." On May 15, 1918, "America's first aerial mail service was put into operation when aeroplanes piloted by Army aviators carried consignments of mail from New York and Philadelphia to Washington, and from Philadelphia to New York."


May 1942. "Working on the nose of an engine on an interceptor plane. Lake Muroc, California." Photo by Russell Lee for the OWI.


1912. "Army aviation, College Park. Tests of Curtiss plane for Army. Single control." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.


August 1942. Naval Air Base at Corpus Christi, Texas. Jesse Rhodes Waller, aviation ordnance mate third class, tries out a 30-caliber machine gun he has just installed in a Navy plane. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information.


May 8, 1925. Washington, D.C. " 'Yorktown.' Christening of Sikorsky plane." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.


New York or vicinity circa 1910. "J.M. Johnson in Bleriotype." The aviator: dashing. His attire: natty. Bain News Service glass negative.


Circa 1921. Cutaway model of an F5L flying boat at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.


July 1942. Servicing an A-20 bomber at Langley Field, Virginia. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.


October 1942. P-51 "Mustang" fighter planes being prepared for test flight near the North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, California. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.


Dec. 5, 1929. Ignition interference from airplane engines on aircraft is largely a myth according to C. Francis Jenkins, Washington, D.C., inventor who has designed a radio receiving set which he says does not pick up noises from a flying power plant. In this photograph is shown Mr. Jenkins (right) and his laboratory assistant.
Video pioneer Francis Jenkins, seen here last week, and an anonymous protege who has a telegraph key strapped to his leg. By our reckoning this counts as early mobile texting. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.


1942. "Final assembly at Vultee's Downey, California, plant of the BT-13A 'Valiant' basic trainer -- a fast, sturdy ship powered by a Pratt & Whitney Wasp engine." Photo by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.


1912. "Navy aviation. Commodore J.C. Gillmore in Curtiss headless plane, dual control, at College Park Army flying field. Lieutenant Milling, right." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

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