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Flying Flivver: 1935

Flying Flivver: 1935

Washington, D.C., or vicinity, 1935. "Waterman Arrowplane." Waldo Waterman's roadable airplanes had no trouble getting airborne, but they never really took off. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.


The REAL Flying Flivver

Henry Ford put the world on wheels, and then wanted to put the world in the air! Article in The Old Motor.

This Airplane Is Condemned

You see this squashed bug on the windshield? This plane is hazardous to the environment! Unless this hazard to bugs can be removed, it will not allowed to fly!

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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