Two Helicopters Aloft, circa 1940

Summary

More than 30 years passed between the invention of the airplane and the advent of a practical helicopter. Once it was perfected, though, the helicopter was adopted quickly. Its vertical takeoff and motionless hover abilities lent it to a wide range of applications including traffic control, search and rescue efforts, emergency medical transport, and military operations.

More than 30 years passed between the invention of the airplane and the advent of a practical helicopter. Once it was perfected, though, the helicopter was adopted quickly. Its vertical takeoff and motionless hover abilities lent it to a wide range of applications including traffic control, search and rescue efforts, emergency medical transport, and military operations.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1940

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

86.18.267.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

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