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MS-152: Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs


Construction workers build a Dayton-Wright Airplane factory while employees of the Dayton-Wright company work on De Havilland DH-4s. As the building is being erected employees of Dayton-Wright work on building the aircraft. The building is partially built and through the gaps in the walls where windows will be in the future and where bricks need to be filled in, employees of Dayton-Wright are seen in the skeleton of the building working. On the outside of the building construction and building materials are visible. On the side of the building near the entrance a sign reads "No Admittance to other than Employees of this department." This image was taken circa 1918.

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Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

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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_099; Construction workers; Construction industry; De Havilland DH-4; Airplanes--Parts; Woodworking tools; Building materials; Airplane factories; Aircraft industry--Employees; Male aircraft industry employees; World War, 1914-1918; Construction equipment; Aircraft industry