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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

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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

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