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Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991

Smithsonian Collections Online: Evolution of Flight 1784-1991 Digital Archive

The primary sources related to aviation held by the Smithsonian are some of the most important that exist for the study of developments in aeronautics. The collections of photographs, manuscripts, and periodicals that were selected for¬†Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991¬†illuminate the narrative of aviation through the records “visual and textual” of its inventors, engineers, designers, aviators, commanders, promoters, regulators, and politicians, as well as those who were inspired by it to create music or thrill the crowds. – Publisher

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