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Curtiss-wright Flying ...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
George R Bauer
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Airplane in Flight
View of airplane taking off over Missouri River. Also shows Kansas City Flying Service hangar.
Roger Fowler, Barnstormer
Postcard of early-day aviator, Roger Fowler, in flight
Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid
1820-1970 (bulk 1880-1950)
The vertical files in this collection contain items found in the regular vertical files of the Special Collections department that were determined to be too old and fragile to be left in the files. The...
Carl Bodmer Print
Unframed (15.75 in. x 21.25 in.) aquatint engraving of Carl Bodmer painting "Sih-Chida & Mahchsi-Karehde, Mandan Indians (Mandan Indianer, Indiens Mandans)," London, published by Ackermann & Co. 96, Strand,...
J. E. Vincent & Co.
Advertising card for J. E. Vincent & Co. showing a woman wearing a hat and shawl standing among trees. Below this image is one of daisies and butterflies. Front of card says: "Vincent's Millinery Opening,...
A. Holland's Shoe and Clothing House
Advertising card for A. Holland's Shoe and Clothing House showing a grey and white dove flying. Dove's eye is slightly damaged where pierced by a nail. Front lower left corner has number 385 and says:...
Kansas City in Caricature
Illustrated caricature of C. B. McClusky, vice-president of the Reserve National Bank and presumably an airplane pilot (pictured flying an early airplane).
Jackson County, Missouri: Its Opportunities and Resources
Brief description of the flying school at Richards Flying Field.
Municipal Airport, Passenger Station
Postcard of Municipal Airport with accompanying text.
Biographical sketch of Octave Chanute (1832-1910), "the friend, mentor, and most important correspondent of the Wrights [the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur]." Description of Chanute's life and career,...
Colonel Arthur Goebel
Photo and description of Colonel Arthur Goebel, winning pilot of a 1927 competition "to fly the 2,439 miles from San Francisco to Hawaii," establishing about 1929 "a flying school at 101 West 12th in Kansas...
John Brock's Flying Record
Photos and description of John Brock, an optometrist and "President of the Specialty Optical Company, 1009 McGee Street," honored in 1930 at the Hotel Muehlebach for his record-setting 365 days of consecutive...
Photo and description of the flying career of black baseball pitcher Leroy Robert Paige, or Satchel Paige (~1907-1982), traveling around the country in barnstorming appearances as a baseball player starting...
Strang Air Park
Photos and description of Strang Air Park, established in 1909 by William Strang in Overland Park, Kansas, and hosting large air shows or flying exhibitions in the 1910s.
Photo and biographical description of Octave Chanute (1832-1910), "a civil engineer involved in bridge building, glider design, and flying machines," native to France and emigrating to Kansas City in 1867,...
Photo and bio of William Ong, or Bill Ong, "businessman and aviation pioneer" learning to fly "in 1927 at the Bennett Eaglerock Sales Co. Flying School at Richards Field, located in what is now downtown...
Edward Porterfield, Jr.
Photo and bio of Edward Everett Porterfield, Jr., or Ed Porterfield (1890-1948), a native Kansas Citian and founder of "the Porterfield Flying School at Richards Field" in 1925 and of the American Eagle...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
Hamilton Airstrip, Overland Park
Postcard of an airstrip in Overland Park, KS with accompanying text featuring a Curtis Design Biplane.
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