Item 373G0540 - David H. Smith and two unidentified men loading seaplane for Oregon Journal delivery

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David H. Smith and two unidentified men loading seaplane for Oregon Journal delivery


  • 1920-06 (Creation)


Photograph; glass plate negatives; 3.25 x 4.25 in

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Photograph showing David H. Smith and two unidentified men loading copies of the Oregon Journal onto a Curtiss seaplane in June 1920. A cropped version of this photograph was one of two that were published on Page 6 of the Journal on Sunday, June 13, 1920. The photographs were published under the headline “Loading Journal Delivery Seaplane for Trial Trip.” This photograph had the following caption: “Scenes at landing basin of O. W. I. [Oregon, Washington, & Idaho] Airplane Company, where a fleet of Curtiss seaplanes will load afternoon editions of The Journal for delivery to Astoria and Seaside throughout the summer. Above―David H. Smith, circulation manager of The Journal, aiding in loading the big ship for its trial trip.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the beginning of Journal delivery by seaplane to Astoria and Seaside. See related image Nos. 373G0541 and 373G0542.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 373; 0373G540

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1.2 MiB


June 12, 2018 8:12 AM

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