Item Identifier Number
MS-152: Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs
The photographic print shows the fuselage of the 1000 De Havilland DH-4 packaged in a crate and ready to ship. The United States flag is draped over the crate. A sign that hangs off the side of the crate reads "Greetings and Godspeed to the Boys "Over There" with this the 1000th plane from six thousand members of the manufacturing and office force of the Dayton Wright Airplane Co.". The sign on the side of the plane reads "I am ship no. 1000 will leave for France July 31st 4:30 p.m.". A Blue Star Banner with four stars hangs from the rafters of the factory. The title of the negative is "The Dayton-Wright Airplane Co. Plant - 1. July 31 -18." and is labeled 62.
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8x10 Glass plate negative
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Epson Expression 10000 XL
ms152_058; Blue star banner; De Havilland DH-4; 1000 De Havilland DH-4; Airplanes--Parts; Airplane factories; World War, 1914-1918; Packing for shipment; Flags--United States; Packaging; Aircraft industry