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MS-152: Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs


The photographic print shows the fuselage of the 1000 De Havilland DH-4 aircraft constructed on a set of sawhorses. The tail section is added but not covered and the engine mounts are visible in the front. On the side of the fuselage is a painted sign that reads, "I am ship 1000 will leave for France July 31 - 4:30 p.m." On the tail section of the fuselage another sign hangs that reads, "I am ship no. 1000 I leave for France on July 31st at 4:30 p.m. help me along." Two American flags are connected to the fuselage of the 1000 DH-4. OK is written on the fuselage in chalk. In the background other fuselages are being worked on by employees of the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company. The title of the negative is, "The Dayton-Wright Airplane Co. Plant-1 Operation no. 1 - July 23 - 4:30 p.m." and the negative is labeled as 713.

Publisher Repository

Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

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8x10 Glass plate negative


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Date Digital


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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms152_069; De Havilland DH-4; Aircraft industry; World War, 1914-1918; Plant - 1 Dayton-Wright Airplane Company; Aircraft industry--Employees; Airplanes--Parts; 1000 De Havilland DH-4; Construction equipment; Airplane factories; Flags--United States; Woodworking tools; Building materials; Male aircraft industry employees