Category Archives: Collections

100 Years Ago in Aviation: Harold Harris Parachute Jump

One hundred years ago this month – on October 20, 1922 – Lt. Harold R. Harris, a test pilot at McCook Field in Dayton, became the first person to successfully use a ripcord parachute to save himself during a real … Continue reading

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New Digital Collection of 1923 Dayton Area Street Views

We are pleased to announce the recent digitization of the Dayton Telephone Pole Line Photographs (MS-70), which consists of 113 images of documenting the locations of telephone pole lines in Dayton and rural Montgomery County, Ohio, in March 1923. Most … Continue reading

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New Item: Dayton-Wright Airplane Co. Pin

We are excited to share with you a new item that arrived earlier this week: this numbered pin from the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company: The metal pin/badge (made of copper we believe) is approximately 1-1/2 inches wide by 1-1/8 inches tall. … Continue reading

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