Lincoln Beachey | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Lincoln Beachey

Lincoln Beachey | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Lincoln Beachey is considered by many to be the greatest aviator of his era. He is pictured here about to take off in his Curtiss pusher, wearing his signature checkered cap.
DESCRIPTION
Lincoln Beachey is considered by many to be the greatest aviator of his era. He is pictured here about to take off in his Curtiss pusher, wearing his signature checkered cap.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10030
Creation Date:
Creator Name:Taylor, J. Robert
City:Milwaukee
County:Milwaukee
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Taylor, J. Robert, 1876-1959 : J. Robert Taylor photographs, 1898-1930
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:CF 524
Original Dimensions:3.5 x 5.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Although this photograph is undated it is known to have been taken by J. Robert Taylor, news photography for the Milwaukee Journal, and it is thought to be Beachey's appearance in Milwaukee in September, 1912. Milwaukee's John Kaminski had planned to fly at that event with his hero, but could not, as his plane was damaged. During his career Beachey made many appearances in Wisconsin, flying upside down, looping, and performing many of the other stunts that made him famous. Twenty-two pilots died trying to perform his tricks, and in 1913 Beachey retired to discourage imitation. It was not long, however before Beachey had returned to flying, and he died in a crash at the San Francisco Exposition in 1915.
SUBJECTS
Airplanes
Air pilots
Men
Outdoor photography
Clothing and dress
Hats
Cities and towns

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