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This photograph shows the Stearman C-3B, the first model of Stearman airplane produced in Wichita after the company moved to Kansas from Venice, California. The C-3B was designed for both mail and passenger service. In addition, it was the type of plane Charles Lindbergh used to survey air routes for Transcontinental and Western Airways.
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company
Date: Possibly 1927
This photograph can be used to introduce Stearman's role in the development of the Kansas aviation industry.
KS: 7th: 4.6.A.: significance of the work of entrepreneurial Kansans in the aviation industry
Item Number: 213357
Call Number: TL.500 Ste.A C3B.*2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213357
Business and Industry - Aviation - Production - Stearman
Collections - Photograph
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1880s to 1920s (Benchmark 4) - Aviation entrepreneurs (Indicator 6) - Lloyd Stearman
Date - 1920s - 1927
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - Notable Kansans - Stearman, Lloyd C., 1898-1975
Places - Cities and towns - Wichita
Places - Counties - Sedgwick
Thematic Time Period - Industrialization and the National Economy, 1870-1920
Transportation - Air Travel - Aeroplanes
Transportation - Air Travel - Companies - Stearman