Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Glenn and Lena Curtiss -- July 1, 2008

Pioneering aviator Glenn Curtiss and his wife Lena in 1909. Curtiss was a daredevil who survived motorcycle racing, flying, and Florida real estate development. He got involved in aviation because he had designed lightweight engines for his motorcycles.
The photo comes from the Library of Congress' wonderful American Memory site (http://memory.loc.gov). DN-0007818, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.

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