Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Augustus Moore Herring prepares to launch himself in Octave Chanute's 1896 biplane glider. The lower wing is supported by an unidentified man, and the proceedings are observed by Octave Chanute's dogs Rags and Tatters. Indiana Dunes, 1897. [See also NASM A-30907-H-2.]

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Gliders (Aeronautics)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Octave Chanute



Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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