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All are vintage photos; many are original press photos with press releases pasted to the reverse.

  • Lester Maitland Pre-flights the Fokker C-2, Bird of Paradise - 1927

    SKU: 22-P-168

     Vintage original press photo, 10x8", b&w.  Image is of Lt. Lester J. Maitland inspecting the Fokker C-2 "Bird of Paradise" in which he and Lt. A.F. Hegenberger made the first non-stop flight (23 hr) from Oakland, Ca, to Wheeler Field, Hawaii on June 27, 1927. Unfortuantely this historic and difficult navigational flight was overshadowed by Lindbergh's Atlantic crossing just a month earlier.  Maitland, who began his career in WWI, went on to serve thru WWII, retiring as a BGen.   Press release is very brief and only identifies Maitland.  About good condition; two small corner chips.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    22-P-168
  • Handsome (Yet Crazy) Couple Begins World Flight -1928

    SKU: 22-P-167

     Vintage original press photo, 8x10", b&w.  Press release from Croydon, England, pasted to reverse is dated 9/19/28 and introduces "Vicomte de Sibour and his wife, formerly Miss Violette Selfridge of the famous department store family, beside the tiny Moth plane in which they expect to fly around the world.  (I wonder if they looked at any maps?)  Fair-good with some edge chips and small margin tears.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    22-P-167
  • Mabel Embarks! - 1929

    SKU: 22-P-166

     Vintage photo, 8x10", b&w (sepia tone).  No press release but carries a rubber stamp of the N.E.A. dated June 20, 1929.  In pencil is the name of the women starting an adventure:  Mabel Hildebrandt.  It appears as though she is boarding a Universal Airlines aircraft.  The date would be correct because Universal existed for just about a year in 1928-29.  It eventually merged over and over until it became American, I believe.  Excellent condition.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    22-P-166
  • Kellett Autogiro at Detroit Airshow - 1932

    SKU: 22-P-165

     Vintage original press photo, 10x8", b&w.  Press release notes Mary Shekerjean of Los Angeles taking her autogiro to Detroit where she appears to be "parked" inside a building.  Excellent condition.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    22-P-165
  • Flying Hutchinson Family - 1932

    SKU: 21-P-164

     Vintage original press photo, 9x7", b&w.  Press release pasted on the reverse identifies the Hutchinson family + cameraman (on the fuselage) and the Sikorsky Amphibian crew (standing) they will takeoff from Floyd Bennett Field to London on a 4500 mile trip.  Release is dated Sep 20, 1932. Very good.

    Price: $20.00
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    21-P-164
  • Twice-Widowed + Once Engaged and All Died She is Still Flying - 1931

    SKU: 22-P-163

     Vintage original press photo, 8x10", b&w.  Original press clipping w/this photo pasted to the reverse.  Joy Hancock lost one husband on the ZRS-2 in England, a fiance in a racing balloon crash and another husband in the Shenandoah disaster.  After all this, she was appointed Chief of Information Section, Navy Bureau of Aeronautics.  No newpaper identified in the article but the reverse of the photo has a stamped date of June 18, 1931.  Very good condition. 

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    22-P-163
  • Croydon, England Airport Dedicated - 1928

    SKU: 22-P-162

     Vintage original press photo, 10x8", b&w, shows a man signaling from the control tower to a towed aircraft.  Press release on the reverse mentions the dedication of the "Greatest airport in the world" at a cost of $1M.  Release is dated 5/19/28.  Excellent. 

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    22-P-162
  • Lufthansa Junkers "Kohl" Put in Service - 1928

    SKU: 22-P-161

     Vintage original press photo, 10x8", b&w.  Press release on reverse speaks to the new Junkers 20-passenger plane being put in servvice from Berlin to Amsterdam.  Very good; one chip in lower right margin.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    22-P-161
  • Admiral Byrd's "America" - 1929

    SKU: 22-P-160

     Vintage original press photo, 8.5x6.5", b&w.  Press release on reverse speaks to a three-corner race New York to Paris by Lindbergh, Byrd and Chamberlain. Title of the short article is "Triangular Airplane Race to Paris Looms on Horizon".  Excellent.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    22-P-160
  • Young British Pilot Trainee - 1930

    SKU: 22-P-159

     Vintage original press photo, 8x6", b&w.  Press release pasted to reverse is titled: "YOUNG FLEDGLING OF THE SKY".  Text speaks to 15 yr old Philip Charles Hunt in training at Hanworth, England.  Excellent.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    22-P-159