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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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Amelia Earhart

MacDonald, W. H.

A photograph of Amelia Earhart and George P. Putnum taken in Rye, New York. Putnam helped coordinate Earhart's 1928 trans-Atlantic flight and acted as her promoter following the flight. Earhart and Putnam married in 1931. Earhart disappeared in 1937 during her attempt to fly around the world.

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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

A photograph showing Amelia Earhart at the controls of a modified Lockheed Vega taking off from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, for her transatlantic flight.

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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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Amelia Earhart

A photograph of Amelia Earhart taking off in a Lockheed Vega from an airport in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, for her solo transatlantic flight.

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Garver Flying Circus

This black and white photograph shows members of the Garver Flying Circus at the Lone Tree Ranch in Attica, Kansas. Standing from left to right: David Garver, LeVaughn Neville, Ruth Garver, Mrs. R. O. Williamson (or Mrs. Ruby Arrowsmith), Ray O. Williamson ( or Jay Sadowsky), Karl Garver, Paul Duncan, Wayne Neville. The Garver Flying Circus, established around 1920 or 1921 by Karl Garver from Attica, Kansas, and Cyle Horchem an ex-army flyer from Ransom, Kansas, performed spectacular aerial stunts across the Kansas sky. The group of daredevils successfully entertained the crowds of spectators with death defying acts until tragedy struck in 1924, when Ruth Garver "Champion Lady Parachute Jumper" fell to her death from one thousand feet with a tangled parachute. Later that year, Cyle Horchem slipped and fell to his death as he climbed onto a wing while in flight. Karl Garver continued to perform at air shows, but eventually sold his airplanes and died of alcohol poisoning in 1926.

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Albin K. Longren airplane

Photo of Albin K. Longren's first airplane

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Amelia Earhart

A photograph of Amelia Earhart taking off in a modified Lockheed Vega from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, for her transatlantic flight.

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