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  • Collection: IWASM Archived Photographs

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Eleven people at the White House. From left to right, the first four people are unidentified. Fifth from the left is Wilbur Wright and President William Howard Taft is next to Wilbur. Orville Wright is on the other side of President Taft with…

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The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Centerville and the International Women's Air and Space Museum on February 12, 1986. The two women signing are, from left to right, the Mayor of Centerville, Shirley Heintz, and Nancy…

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The International Women's Air and Space Museum (IWASM) first opened 1986 in the century home of Asahel Wright, the great-uncle of the Wright brothers. It stayed at its Centerville, Ohio location until 1998 when it moved into its current location at…

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This home is located in Centerville, Ohio, and it belonged to the great-uncle of the famous Wright brothers, Asahel Wright. In 1986, this historic home became the first physical location of the International Women's Air and Space Museum (IWASM).…

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Portrait of Bernice "B" Steadman standing next to some of her flying trophies. Steadman was one of thirteen women to pass the first female astronaut testing program in 1961. This group of thirteen women later became known as the Mercury 13.

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The International Women's Air and Space Museum (IWASM) opened in its first physical location in 1986 in the century home of Asahel Wright, the great-uncle of the Wright brothers. It stayed at its Centerville, Ohio location until 1998 when it moved…

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Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes standing in front of a small aircraft in her flying attire.

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Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes standing next to a plane.

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A portrait of Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes.

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Test pilot Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes stands in front of a piano surrounded by friends at her ranch in Antelope Valley in southern California. The dude ranch, called the Happy Bottom Riding Club, hosted many of her fellow Hollywood test pilots,…
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