Charles Augustus Lindbergh with the “Spirit of St. Louis,” c. 1928.
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D-Day in Pictures: Part I D-Day in Pictures: Part II D-Day in Pictures: Part III D-Day in Pictures: Part IV D-Day in Pictures: Part V “We got on the beach and they have all these people laying down on the beach that were killed, it was chaos” – SSG Walter Ehlers, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division […]
Jonathan D. Maxwell driving a curved-dash Oldsmobile on rough terrain, c. 1901. With its one-cylinder engine and horseless carriage looks, the Oldsmobile Curved Dash didn’t seem particularly rugged. Olds Motor Works proved its runabout’s mettle with a number of elaborate stunts. Here the car is driven up a steep hill, over uneven ground. Far more extravagant […]
Amelia Earhart christening the “City of New York” before its first transcontinental air transport flight in New York City, 1929. Amelia Earhart, already famous for the 1928 flight that made her the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, helped inaugurate transcontinental airline service in 1929. She posed with a Ford Tri-Motor at New […]
Henry Ford with Harvey Firestone and Children at the Firestone Farm in August 1918. Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone went on several camping trips as “vagabonds,” a group that also included Thomas Edison and naturalist John Burroughs. In 1918, Ford met Firestone at his old homestead in Columbiana, Ohio (now in Greenfield Village) before joining Edison […]