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MS-152: Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs


A crowd of people gather in a train yard to watch as the packaged De Havilland DH-4s built at the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company get loaded into railroad gondola cars, circa 1918. A crane is used to lower the large crates carrying the parts of the airplanes into the gondola cars. Among the people in the crowd are police officers in full uniform. A railroad steam engine is seen in the background attached to the cars with white steam pouring out of the smoke stack. Residential buildings, early automobiles, horse and carts, railroad cars, and other buildings are all visible in the background of the photograph. On the side of one of the loaded cars is printed New York Central and St. Louis.

Publisher Repository

Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

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Media Type

8x10 Glass plate negative


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Date Digital


Digitization Specification

Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms152_128; Packaging; Aircraft industry; Airplane factories; Airplanes--Parts; Construction equipment; World War, 1914-1918; Motor vehicles; Railroad cars; De Havilland DH-4; Wagons; Packing for shipment; Building materials