Item 371N6108 - Anthony Mackiewicz, Charles Dickinson, and E. E. Ballough in front of airplane

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Anthony Mackiewicz, Charles Dickinson, and E. E. Ballough in front of airplane


  • 1927-09-27 (Creation)


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Photograph of (from left) Anthony Mackiewicz, Charles Dickinson, and pilot E. E. Ballough standing in a row in front of a biplane, probably at Swan Island airport in Portland. This photograph was taken on September 27, 1927, after Ballough took second place in the Class A race of a Spokane-to-Portland air derby. Dickinson was the passenger on the flight and Mackiewicz was the mechanic. A cropped and reversed version of this photograph, showing only Ballough and Dickinson, was one of four photographs, including image Nos. 371N6105 and 371N6126, published on Page 21 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, September 28, 1927. The photographs were published under the headline “Adventurers of the Air Who Thrilled Portland Today.” This photograph identified the two men as E. E. Ballough and “Charles Dickinson of Chicago, ‘Santa Claus of the air mail.’ “ The photographs accompanied a continuation of a front-page story about the air races. Also see image Nos. 371N0595, 371N5913, 371N6106, 371N6107, and 371N6112. Image note: The text “Ballough - Dickinson” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N6108

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