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Wills’s Aviation Card #58 – New “Voisin” Biplane, 1911.

History Behind The Card:  New “Voisin” Biplane, 1911. Card #58 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut issue Gabriel Voisin, February 5, 1880 in Belleville-sur-Saône, France – December 25, 1973 in Ozenay, France; Charles Voisin, July … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #46 – “Herring-Curtiss”.

History Behind The Card: “Herring-Curtiss” Biplane. Card #46 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Glenn Hammond Curtiss, in Hammondsport, New York, United States of America, May 21, 1878 – July 23, 1930, Buffalo, New York, United States of … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #36 – Professor Langley’s Aerodrome

History Behind The Card: Professor Langley’s Aerodrome Card #36 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Samuel Pierpont Langley, August 22, 1834 – February 27, 1906, Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States of America; Charles Matthews Manly, April 24, 1876 – … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #35 – Wright Bros.’ Biplane

History Behind The Card: Wright Bros.’ Biplane Card #35 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Orville Wright, August 19, 1871– January 30, 1948, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America; Wilbur Wright, April 16, 1867– May 30, 1912, Millville, … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #32 – Chanute 1895

History Behind The Card: Chanute , 1895 Name: Octave Alexandre Chanute, February 18, 1832 in Paris, France – November 23, 1910, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Although Octave Chanute was born in France, he and his family moved to … Continue reading

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French Military Dirigible “Colonel Renard” – Wills’s Aviation #22

History Behind The Card: French Military Dirigible “Colonel Renard.” Card #21 of 50, W.D. & H.O. Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Colonel Charles Renard, 1847-1905, France Adolphe Clément-Bayard, 1855-1928, France Henri Deutsch de la Meurthe, 1846-1919, France Captain Arthur Constantin … Continue reading

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Birth Of The Military Airplane

Even though the Wright Brothers had first flown an airplane on December 17, 1903, they kept their achievement a secret for a number of years, finally revealing to the world that they were indeed the inventors of heavier-than-air sustainable flight. … Continue reading

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Original Poster Art Celebrating 1909 Return Of The Wright Brothers To USA

Here’s a very cool poster featuring the Wright Brothers and their celebrated return home from Europe back to their hometown of Dayton, Ohio… in a two-day event to be celebrated on June 17-19, 1909. When the Wrights returned to America … Continue reading

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1909 Wright Brothers Aviation Poster

What I love about researching things, is how an accidental discovery can lead to new and exciting knowledge… and how that knowledge still brought me back full circle. Here’s a cool poster from 1909, in the area of Templehof in … Continue reading

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