Aviation

Aircraft Apollo: 1925 to 1946

Aircraft Apollo: 1925 to 1946

Aircraft Apollo & pilot. Unnamed location, but other photos in the collection were taken in Egypt. Photo taken between approximately 1925 to 1946. G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

Crop Dusters: 1942

Crop Dusters: 1942

Low flying planes from which dust or insecticide is spread onto crops by men who follow the season up the east coast, Seabrook Farm, Bridgeton, New Jersey. Photo of crop duster biplanes taken in 1942 by photographer John Collier. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

Civil Air Patrol: 1943

Civil Air Patrol: 1943

Airplane at Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, Maine. Photo taken in 1943 by photographer John Collier. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency

Check Out My Guns: 1942

Check Out My Guns: 1942

From photo caption: "It's an intricate operation - installing a 30-calibre machine gun in a Navy PBY plane, but not too tricky for Jesse Rhodes Waller, Corpus Christi, Texas. He's a Georgia man who's been in the Navy 5-1/2 years. At the Naval Air Base he sees that the flying ships are kept in tip-top shape. Waller is an aviation ordnance mate." 1942 photo taken by photographer Howard R. Hollem.

Boxer Takes Off: 1920s

Boxer Takes Off: 1920s

Irish-American heavyweight boxer Tom Sharkey at the controls of a biplane. Bain News Service, publisher. No date recorded on caption card but probably 1920s or late 1910s. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Flyer Confab: 1910s

Flyer Confab: 1910s

British flyers consultation with airplane in the background. Other photos in the series show military action in Europe. No date on caption card but probably late 1910s (World War One). Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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