William Peters Aviation Photograph Collection 1903-1964 1908-1930

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William Peters Aviation Photograph Collection 1903-1964 1908-1930

The collection compiled by William H. Peters and given to Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn includes 53 photographs of famous aviators and aircrafts from the beginning of man-powered flight through the late 1930s. Included are images of the 1903 Wright Flyer, Glenn Curtiss, Benjamin Foulois, Fiorello Henry LaGuardia and many others. This collection also contains many signed photographs and documents including signatures from Wilbur Wright, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Dr. Hugo Eckner, Edwin Levick and M. Salmond.

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Foulois, Benjamin Delahauf, 1879-1967

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LeBlanc, Alfred, 1869-1921

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This collection was created by William H. Peters, a collector of signatures. The photographs were given to Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn Jr. as a gift in hopes of an exchange for his signature. From the guide to the William Peters Aviation Photograph Collection, 1903-1964, 1908-1930, (Wright State University, Special Collections and Archives) ...

Bider, Oskar

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Glenn, John, 1921-2016

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Fonck, René, 1894-1953

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Warchalowski, Adolf

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Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930

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Bellinger, Patrick N. L., 1885-1962

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Maxim, Hiram S. (Hiram Stevens), 1840-1916

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Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (1840-1916), engineer and inventor, was born at Brockway's Mills, near Sangerville, Maine, on 5 February 1840. He became chief engineer to the United States Electric Lighting Company in 1878, and emigrated to England around 1882, opening a workshop in London two years later. He became a naturalised citizen in 1900, and was knighted in 1901. Maxim was the inventor of the Maxim gun, a rapid-firing weapon with a totally automatic action, which was adopted by the British Army...