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A view of four new Laird Swallow airplanes parked in a field at 29th and Hillside Streets in Wichita, Kansas. Designed by aviation pioneer Emil Matthew "Matty" Laird, 1886-1982, the first Swallow was built for the commercial market in 1920 by Laird Swallow Manufacturing Company of Wichita.
Date: Between 1920 and 1925
This photograph helps students see the type of airplanes built by Matthew Laird's company during the early to mid 1920s.
KS: 7th: 4.6.A.: significance of the work of entrepreneurial Kansans in the aviation industry
Item Number: 311
Call Number: TL.500 Lai.A Swa. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 311
Business and Industry - Aviation - Production
Business and Industry - Aviation - Production - Laird
Business and Industry - Aviation - Research and development
Collections - Photograph
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1880s to 1920s (Benchmark 4) - Aviation entrepreneurs (Indicator 6)
Date - 1920s
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Places - Cities and towns - Wichita
Places - Counties - Sedgwick
Transportation - Air Travel - Companies - Laird
Type of Material - Photographs