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Walker, Lesley Lewis, Sr.

 Person

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Lesley Lewis Walker, Sr. Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0253
Scope and Contents This collection contains approximately 245 photographs, which chronicle the life of Lesley Lewis "Shorty" Walker, an adventuresome Houston machinist reported to be the first Houstonian and the first Texan to build and pilot a heavier than air craft. Most of the photographs were taken by Walker. Images include planes, boats, racing cars, motorcycles and related topics, as well as the construction of the Panama Canal, which Walker worked on as a young man. The photographs in this...
Dates: approximately 1905 through the 1920s
The African American Library at the Gregory School
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Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
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Houston, Texas 77002
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