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MS-152: Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs


The photograph shows the fuselage of the 1000 De Havilland DH-4 built by the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company laying on its side on a set of sawhorses. The interior of the empty fuselage is the center of the print. The engine mounts are visible and the area where the cockpits will be placed is visible. Two American flags hang from the front end of the fuselage. A sign hangs from the side of the fuselage that reads "I am ship no. 1000 I leave for France on July 31st at 4:30 p.m. Help me along." In the background Dayton-Wright Employees work and other sections of DH-4 fuselage can be seen. The title of the negative is "The Dayton-Wright Airplane Co. Plant-1. Operation No. 2 - July 24 - 2 p.m."

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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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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms152_070; World War, 1914-1918; Building materials; De Havilland DH-4; 1000 De Havilland DH-4; Flags--United States; Plant - 1 Dayton-Wright Airplane Company; Aircraft industry; Construction equipment; Aircraft industry--Employees; Male aircraft industry employees; Woodworking tools; Airplanes--Parts; Airplane factories