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Ticket to Ride: early 1900s

Ticket to Ride: early 1900s

French aviation pioneer and aircraft builder Henri Farman and his wife on biplane, early 1900s. Bain News Service, publisher. No date on caption card. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 in glass negative.

Father of the Air Force: 1925

Father of the Air Force: 1925

Lieutenant Colonel J.E. Fechet, Assistant Chief of Air Service (left) with General Billy Mitchell, Chief of Air Service. Mitchell was a United States Army general who is regarded as the father of the U.S. Air Force. The men are pictured with a model airplane and bomb. Photo taken in 1925. National Photo Company Collection. Historical photo provided by LOC. Original medium: glass negative.

Antique Cameras at the White House: 1938

Antique Cameras at the White House: 1938

Camera men with old movie cameras at White House event, 1938 or 1939. Harris & Ewing, photographer. Vintage photograph provided by LOC. Original medium: glass negative.

French 320 mm Railway Gun: 1910s

French 320 mm Railway Gun: 1910s

French 320 mm railway gun, used to defend against airplanes during World War One, used sliding recoil. Bain News Service, publisher. Old photo provided by LOC. Original medium: glass negative.

Byrd with Plane: 1925

Byrd with Plane: 1925

Explorer Lieutenant Commmander Richard Evelyn Byrd, USN and hydroaeroplane with rubber life boat, 1925. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Tyke on Trike: 1922

Tyke on Trike: 1922

Two little girls, identified as Susan & Lucile Sheppard, one on antique tricycle, 1922. National Photo Company. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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