This black and white photograph shows the Albin K. Longren's airplane plant at 420 SW Jackson Street in Topeka, Kansas. The building ,which is still standing, manufactured at least five different airplane models in its day. The photograph shows the small-scale nature of early aircraft production.
Creator: Boeger, Paul
Date: Between 1914 and 1917
This photograph of Longren's Topeka, Kansas, shop helps students see how simple early aircraft production was. In addition, the photo helps students appreciate the type of labor involved in producing aircraft during the 1910s to 1920s. Finally, the photo can be combined with other Longren related material in order to provide a more comprehensive view of Longren's accomplishment and impact on aviation.
KS: 7th: 4.6.A.: significance of the work of entrepreneurial Kansans in the aviation industry
Item Number: 209567
Call Number: TL500 Lon.M . 1920c *8 & TL 500 Longren Album #116
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209567
Business and Industry - Aviation - Production - Longren
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Aviators
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Entrepreneur
Collections - Photograph
Collections - Photograph - Longren, Albin K.
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1880s to 1920s (Benchmark 4) - Aviation entrepreneurs (Indicator 6) - Alvin Longren - Albin Longren
Curriculum - The Kansas Journey - Chapter 9: Kansas Progresses into a New Century
Date - 1910s
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - Notable Kansans - Longren, Albin K.
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Transportation - Air Travel - Companies - Longren
Type of Material - Photographs