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Thomas Bayne Wilson

A photograph of Thomas Bayne Wilson seated at his desk. After reaching the rank of general, he left the military in 1944, returning to his civilian position as chairman of the board of TWA until 1947, then served one term in the Kansas House of Representatives from Jefferson County. After the 1948 session of the Kansas Legislature, he challenged incumbent U.S. Congressman Albert M. Cole (1st District) in the August Republican primary but lost. In 1950 he entered federal government service as regional director, Defense Materials Procurement Agency, with the rank of Minister (Diplomatic). In 1955, he became United States Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Transportation. Wilson later served on the Civil Aeronautics Board and was chairman of the board and director of Resort Airlines.

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Albin K. Longren airplane

This photo shows Philip Billard sitting in an Albin K. Longren airplane. Longren and his wife Dolly opened an airplane factory in Topeka, Kansas. Longren's factory was the first successful aircraft manufacturing firm in Kansas.

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Kansas. Centennial Commission

This film by the Kansas Centennial Commission commemorates 100 years of Kansas statehood with an overview of Kansas history. The twenty-five minute film begins with the Louisiana Purchase and ends with President Eisenhower's speech in Abilene, Kansas, in 1959. The film was produced by the University of Kansas Television-Film Center with assistance from the Kansas Historical Society, and it was written and directed by Robert D. Brooks and J. William Walker.

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Albin K. Longren's No. 6, Model G airplane

This is a photo of Philip Billard sitting in Albin K. Longren's No. 6, Model G airplane (biplane) which was built in 1916. Longren and his wife Dolly opened an airplane factory in Topeka, Kansas. Longren's factory was the first successful aircraft manufacturing firm in Kansas.

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Amelia Earhart and Laura Ingalls

This photograph shows Amelia Earhart Putnam and Laura Houghtaling Ingalls, descending from a TWA "Sky Chief" airplane that stopped briefly at the municipal airport in Wichita, Kansas. The two female aviators were headed for Los Angeles, California.

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Longren's biplane

Albin K. Longren's biplane

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Longren No.5 biplane

View of Dolly & Albin K. Longren with Longren No. 5 biplane

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Clyde Cessna

An informal portrait of Clyde Cessna, shown standing near the propeller of his 1914 airplane, and a small group of men and boys in Burdett, Kansas.

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Clyde Cessna

Clyde Cessna and his 1916 airplane, the first Cessna aircraft built in Wichita, Kansas. This photo was taken at Beaver, Oklahoma, with part of the Beaver Boosters.

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Clyde Cessna

This black and white photograph shows Clyde Cessna piloting his Cessna aircraft.

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