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Curtiss Portrait | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Curtiss Portrait

Curtiss Portrait | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Glenn Hammond Curtiss, whose reputation in American aviation is second only to the Wright Brothers. Some Curtiss defenders point out that he actually flew publicly before the Wrights. In addition to his initial pusher-type airplane, Curtiss developed the first successful amphibian planes, and he is credited with being the father of naval aviation.  During World War I and after, Curtiss built trainers and airplanes for the U.S. Army and became the largest airplane manufacturer in the world.  In one of the great ironies of aviation history, the Curtiss and Wright companies merged in 1929.
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Glenn Hammond Curtiss, whose reputation in American aviation is second only to the Wright Brothers. Some Curtiss defenders point out that he actually flew publicly before the Wrights. In addition to his initial pusher-type airplane, Curtiss developed the first successful amphibian planes, and he is credited with being the father of naval aviation. During World War I and after, Curtiss built trainers and airplanes for the U.S. Army and became the largest airplane manufacturer in the world. In one of the great ironies of aviation history, the Curtiss and Wright companies merged in 1929.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10749
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Harry A. Bruno papers, 1919-1969
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:U.S. Mss 53AF Box 3
Original Dimensions:5 x 8 inches
SUBJECTS
Suits (Clothing)
Indoor photography
Men
Moustache
Portrait photography
Air pilots
Inventors

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