Leach "Heritage of the Air" Aviation Prints and Harold R. Harris Photograph (SC-314)
The collection consists primarily of 28 aviation prints from Leach International’s advertising art series “Heritage of the Air,” commemorating WWI era planes, pilots, and events. The full series included 45 images, all painted by Merv Corning. One of the included prints, “The First Bail-Out,” depicts the first use of a parachute to save the pilot’s life, that of Harold R. Harris in 1922; the print is autographed by Harris. Also included is a 1981 snapshot of Harris standing near the Old North Dayton location of his famous parachute landing.
- Creation: 1959-1968, 1981
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0.5 linear feet (30 items)
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The finding aid is available on the Special Collections & Archives, Wright State University Libraries web site at http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/collection_guides/guide_files/sc314.pdf.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to Special Collections and Archives by Dr. Wade Adams in March 2016.
Finding aid written according to DACS standards by Lisa Rickey, July 2017.
- Leach "Heritage of the Air" Aviation Prints and Harold R. Harris Photograph (SC-314)
- Lisa Rickey
- July 2017
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