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Photograph of Lieutenant Alexander Pearson

Photograph of a photograph. The original picture is a head and shoulders portrait of Lt. Alexander Pearson facing slightly left and wearing a United States Army uniform. Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, was named for Pearson, a pilot, in May 1925, after his death in an aircraft accident in September 1924. The text “Pearson, Alexander” is written on the negative sleeve.

George L. Baker and four unidentified people

Photograph of five people, four men and a woman, standing in a row outdoors, possibly near an airplane. The man at left is George L. Baker. Next to him is a man in a United States military uniform. The two men at right are wearing West Coast Air uniforms with the word “pilot” embroidered on their jacket pockets.

Pilot Gladys O’Donnell with airplane

Three-quarters portrait of a woman, pilot Gladys O’Donnell, with a two-seater monoplane. She is standing next to the plane, facing front, and resting one arm on the rear seat. The name “Gladys O Donnell” and number 7 are written on negative. See related image No. 374N0287.

Pilot Virginia Ogden with airplane

Half-length portrait of a woman, pilot Virginia Ogden, with a two-seater monoplane. She is facing the plane, resting one hand on the rear seat, looking back over her shoulder toward the camera, and smiling. The name “Virginia Ogden” and the number 4 are written on the negative and are faintly visible in the image.

Householder, pilot

Head and shoulders portrait of a man facing front. He is wearing a jacket, a collared shirt, a tie, and an aviator’s cap with headphones attached. On the pocket of his jacket is a pin in the shape of wings. The name “Householder” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image. See related image No. 374N0273.

Edna Christofferson, pilot

Half-length portrait of a woman, pilot Edna Christofferson, standing outdoors near an airplane. She is facing front, looking to the left, and carrying an overcoat. She is wearing an aviator’s cap and goggles, a dress, and a scarf. The name “Mrs Edna Christoferson [sic]” and the number 8 are written on the negative.

Smith, pilot

Half-length portrait of a man facing front. He has a mustache and is wearing a heavy flight suit, an aviator’s cap, and goggles. The name “Smith” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image. See related image 374N0285.

Pilots Frank M. Hawks and Tex Rankin at Swan Island airport, Portland

Photograph showing pilot Frank M. Hawks and pilot Tex Rankin standing next to Hawks’ plane at Swan Island airport in Portland on Saturday, November 28, 1931. The photograph was taken after Hawks arrived from San Francisco for a brief stay in Portland. A story about Hawks and three related photographs, image Nos. 374N0276, 374N0278, and 374N0299, were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, November 29, 1931.

Pilots Frank M. Hawks and Tex Rankin shaking hands at Swan Island airport, Portland

Photograph showing pilot Frank M. Hawks smiling as he shakes hands with pilot Tex Rankin at Swan Island airport in Portland on Saturday, November 28, 1931. In the background is Hawks’ plane. The photograph was taken after Hawks arrived from San Francisco for a brief stay in Portland. A cropped version of this photograph was one of three that were published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal’s city edition on Sunday, November 29, 1931. The photographs were published under the headline “Three Hours From San Francisco.” They had the caption: “Captain Frank M. Hawks said his exact time from San Francisco to Portland Saturday was three hours and five minutes. But at that, he wasn’t trying for speed—just jogging along.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Hawks and his big smile.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about Hawks. Also see image Nos. 374N0276 and 374N0278, which were published with this photograph, and image No. 374N0300.

Pilot Gladys O’Donnell and five unidentified women with airplane

Full-length portrait showing six women leaning against the wing of a biplane and facing front. The women at left and third from left are each wearing a ribbon on which the following text is visible: “AIR TOURIST / PACIFIC NORTHWEST AIR TOURS.” The second woman from left is pilot Gladys O’Donnell; the others are unidentified. See related image No. 374N0307 of O’Donnell. Image note: Light leaks on negative.

Unidentified man looking at document with Smith, pilot

Photograph of two men in an office. They are standing side by side next to two machines with keyboards and are looking at a document they are holding. The man at left is wearing a suit and tie. The man at right, probably a pilot, is wearing a heavy flight suit, gloves, and an aviator’s cap and goggles. He is identified as “Smith” on the negative for related image No. 374N0302. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Tex Rankin, Amelia Earhart, and Dorothy Hester

Photograph showing (from left) pilots Tex Rankin, Amelia Earhart, and Dorothy Hester sitting in a row on a couch. Rankin and Earhart are looking toward Hester. Earhart is holding a bouquet of roses. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, February 1, 1933. The photograph had the headline “Noted Aviatrix in Portland” and the following caption: “Amelia Earhart, internationally famous woman flier, arrived in Portland early Wednesday to lecture at the Masonic temple Thursday night. She was met at the Union station by local members of the Ninety-Nine club, women’s flying organization, who breakfasted with her at the Benson hotel, and Tex Rankin, governor of Oregon of the National Aeronautics association. In the group are Tex Rankin, Miss Earhart, and Dorothy Hester.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Scribe Learns Miss Earhart is Very Feminine.” See related image Nos. 371N0768, 374N0282, and 374N0283.

Amelia Earhart and five unidentified women

Full-length portrait of pilot Amelia Earhart (front row, center) with five unidentified women. Earhart and two of the women are sitting on a couch; the other three people are standing in a row behind them. Earhart is holding a bouquet of roses. The woman in the front row at left is wearing a ribbon with the words “Portland Chamber of Commerce / Hospitality” on it. The photograph was taken on Wednesday, February 1, 1933, after Earhart arrived in Portland to give a lecture. That day, a story about Earhart and a related photograph, image No. 374N0284, were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal. See additional related image Nos. 371N0768 and 374N0282.

Amelia Earhart and unidentified woman

Photograph showing pilot Amelia Earhart (right) and an unidentified woman sitting on a couch, facing one another, and smiling. Earhart is holding a bouquet of roses. The woman at right is wearing a ribbon with the words “Portland Chamber of Commerce / Hospitality” on it. The photograph was taken on Wednesday, February 1, 1933, after Earhart arrived in Portland to give a lecture. That day, a story about Earhart and a related photograph, image No. 374N0284, were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal. See additional related image Nos. 371N0768 and 374N0283.

Pilot Leah Hing?

Head and shoulders portrait of a woman facing right and looking toward the front. She is wearing a hat, scarf, and jacket. She is unidentified but may be the pilot Leah Hing.

Pilots Frank M. Hawks, Dorothy Hester, and Tex Rankin at Swan Island airport, Portland

Photograph showing (from left) pilots Frank M. Hawks, Dorothy Hester, and Tex Rankin next to Hawks’ airplane at Swan Island airport in Portland. The photograph was taken on Saturday, November 28, 1931, after Hawks flew from San Francisco for a brief stay in Portland. A cropped version of this photograph was one of three that were published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal’s city edition on Sunday, November 29, 1931. The photographs were published under the headline “Three Hours From San Francisco.” They had the caption: “Captain Frank M. Hawks said his exact time from San Francisco to Portland Saturday was three hours and five minutes. But at that, he wasn’t trying for speed—just jogging along.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Three famous fliers get together (from left), Hawks, Dorothy Hester, and Tex Rankin.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about Hawks. Also see image Nos. 374N0276 and 374N0299, which were published with this photograph, and image No. 374N0300.

Commander Richard E. Byrd and pilot Dorothy Hester

Photograph showing the aviator, explorer, and United States Navy officer Richard E. Byrd with pilot Dorothy Hester. They are standing side by side. Byrd is wearing a visor cap and an overcoat; Hester is wearing a hat, overcoat, collared shirt, and sweater. See related image Nos. 371N0389 and 371N0390.

F. V. Tompkins?

Head and shoulders portrait, taken outdoors, of pilot F. V. Tompkins facing slightly left and looking toward the front. The photograph was taken in June 1928 at Portland’s second annual air circus. The name “F. V. Tompkins” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image. See related image No. 371N2516 and image Nos. 371N1902 and 371N5952, also taken at the event.

Lieutenant Vern U. Ayres, pilot

Photograph of a photograph. The original picture is a head and shoulders portrait of a man wearing an aviator’s cap and goggles, a jacket, a collared shirt, and a tie. He is facing front and looking to the left. Crop marks have been drawn on the picture. The name “Ayres, Lt. V. V. [sic]” is written on the negative sleeve.

William C. Crawford, pilot, and unidentified aviator

Half-length portrait of two men standing next to an airplane, both wearing aviator goggles and flight jackets. The name “Crawford, William C.” is written on the negative sleeve. Crawford is the man at left; the man at right is unidentified. See related image Nos. 376G0236, 376G0237, 376G0239, and 376G0240.

William C. Crawford, pilot

Half-length portrait of a man leaning against an airplane and facing to the right. He is wearing aviator goggles and a flight jacket. The name “Crawford, William C.” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 376G0236, 376G0238, 376G0239, and 376G0240.

William C. Crawford, pilot

Half-length portrait of a smiling man standing next to an airplane and facing front. He is wearing aviator goggles and a flight jacket. The name “Crawford, William C.” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 376G0237, 376G0238, 376G0239, and 376G0240. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Two unidentified aviators with Curtiss “Jenny” biplane

Portrait of two unidentified aviators with a biplane. The man on the right is sitting in the plane’s rear seat and is wearing a flight jacket and an aviator cap and goggles. The man on the left is standing next to the plane with one hand on his hip and is wearing a flight jacket, balaclava, and aviator cap and goggles. The plane is one of the Curtiss JN series, known as the “Jenny.” The text “ ‘Jenny’ airplane” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 376G0117, 376G0119, 376G0120, and 376G0121.

Unidentified aviator with Curtiss “Jenny” biplane

Full-length portrait of an unidentified aviator leaning against a biplane. He is wearing an aviator’s cap and goggles, a flight jacket, breeches, and boots. The plane is one of the Curtiss JN series, known as the “Jenny.” The text “ ‘Jenny’ airplane” is written on the negative sleeve. See related image Nos. 376G0118, 376G0119, 376G0120, and 376G0121.

Photograph of Lieutenant Alexander Pearson, pilot, with Curtis R-8 airplane

Photograph of a photograph. The original picture is a three-quarters portrait of Lt. Alexander Pearson standing next to a Curtiss R-8 airplane. He is wearing a flight suit, smiling, and facing front with his hands on his hips. In the upper right corner of the original picture is the number “01447.” Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, was named for Pearson in May 1925, after his death in an aircraft accident in September 1924.

Lieutenant Paul E. Burrows, Army Air Corps

Portrait of a man in a United States military uniform and visor cap. He is standing next to an airplane and facing toward the right side of the image. The text “Lt. Paul E. Burrows” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image. Burrows was commanding officer at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, from 1933 to 1939.

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