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Pictorial Americana

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Steam-kite, or inclined plane, for navigating the air, invented by John H. Pennington, of Baltimore, Md. Steam-kite, or inclined plane, for navigating the air, invented by John H. Pennington, of Baltimore, Md. Lithograph by J. Penniman, 1838.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3067
Pennington & Cos. aerial steamship or composite balloon Pennington & Cos. aerial steamship or composite balloon. Lithograph by P.S. Duval, 1850.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1354
The new air-ship city of new york The new air-ship "City of New York." Wood engraving In Harper's Weekly, Sept. 24, 1859.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-8009
Probably Orville Wright preparing for
            record breaking "flag trip," Fort
            Myer, Virginia, September 12, 1908 Probably Orville Wright preparing for record breaking "flag trip," Fort Myer, Virginia, September 12, 1908 (formerly identified as "The Langlley airplane, Quantico, Va., 1903.") Photo.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7239
The first flight of the Wright Bros. at Kitty Hawk, N. C., Dec. 17, 1903 The first flight of the Wright Bros. at Kitty Hawk, N. C., Dec. 17, 1903. Photo. By John T. Daniels.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppprs-00626 (digital file from original)

 

For additional images:
  • The Prints & Photographs Online Catalog categories: Tissandier Collection and Wright Brothers Negatives includes images relating to this topic.
  • See the Thesaurus for Graphic Materials terms relating to "aeronautics" in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog [view terms (some link to images)]
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