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:

"1914. Plane in Factory & Man." [Plate also labeled;] copyright Benner. [Top left corner dated 6-13-14.] [Lt. John Cyril Porte, Royal Navy, poses standing (in civilian suit) beside hull (fuselage) of Curtiss Model H-1 "America" during its construction inside the Curtiss factory, June 13, 1914.]

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • Air pilots
  • Aircraft industry

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Harry M. Benner



Repository Loc.

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


Glass negatives

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