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Portrait of Lillian Boyer, Aerial Stunt Performer, circa 1920

1918/1922

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Would you climb out on the wing of an airplane? In 1921, Lillian Boyer did after only her second time in the air. This fearless decision led her to become a wing-walker, performing death-defying aerial feats. She hung by her teeth, ankles and toes. She balanced on her head. She even changed planes in midair. Her stunts garnered headlines wherever she performed.

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  • Title: Portrait of Lillian Boyer, Aerial Stunt Performer, circa 1920
  • Date Created: 1918/1922
  • Subject Keywords: Boyer, Lillian, 1901-1989, Aeronautics, Aviation, Stunt performers, Women, Photographic prints, Photographs, Portraits
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: 68.160.1.19
  • Image ID: THF111402
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Harry Schlee

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