Item 371N6131 - Man in cockpit of airplane On-to-Oregon

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Man in cockpit of airplane On-to-Oregon


  • 1930-07-01 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Photograph of an unidentified man sitting in the cockpit of a Breese monoplane with the name “On-to-Oregon” on the side and the number X844 N” on the tail. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, July 22, 1930, under the headline “All Set for Good-Will Flight.” The photograph had the following caption: “The Breese monoplane On-to-Oregon, which is scheduled to take off from Swan Island airport, carrying good-will messages to the East, between 8 and 10 o’clock tonight. The flight, sponsored by On-to-Oregon, Inc., is planned to be made with only one stop—at Minneapolis.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Oregon Plane To Hop East Tonight.” According to the story, the plane was to be flown from Portland to New York by Major G. H. Eckerson, test pilot for Breese Aircraft.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N6131

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1.7 MiB


January 21, 2018 11:05 PM

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