This is a photo of Philip Billard sitting in Albin K. Longren's No. 6, Model G airplane (biplane) which was built in 1916. Longren and his wife Dolly opened an airplane factory in Topeka, Kansas. Longren's factory was the first successful aircraft manufacturing firm in Kansas.
Date: Between 1916 and 1920
This photograph, showing Phil Billard at the control of Longren's No.6, helps the students understand how rapidly aircraft technology was evolving during the period between 1910 and 1920. In addition, this photo is evidence that A.K. Longren's airplanes were cutting-edge technology at the time.
KS: 7th: 4.6.A.: significance of the work of entrepreneurial Kansans in the aviation industry
Item Number: 210701
Call Number: TL.500 Lon.A 6. *3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210701
Business and Industry - Aviation
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Aviators
Collections - Photograph - Longren, Albin K.
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1880s to 1920s (Benchmark 4) - Aviation entrepreneurs (Indicator 6) - Albin Longren
Date - 1910s
Date - 1920s
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - Notable Kansans - Billard, Philip, 1891-1918
People - Notable Kansans - Longren, Albin K.
Thematic Time Period - Industrialization and the National Economy, 1870 - 1920
Thematic Time Period - World War I, 1914 - 1919
Transportation - Air Travel - Companies - Longren
Type of Material - Photographs