Swan Island

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George O. Noville, F. V. Tompkins, and R. S. Allen at air circus on Swan Island, Portland

Portrait of three men standing next to an airplane, possibly a tri-motor Ford-Stout owned by the Standard Oil Company, at Swan Island airport. The plane arrived in Portland on Saturday, June 9, 1928, and was on display at the airport on Sunday, June 10, 1928, during Portland’s second annual air circus. A cropped version of this photograph, along with a picture of the Ford-Stout plane, was published in the Oregon Journal on June 10, 1928, under the headline “Huge Avion Greeted With Acclaim.” This photograph had the following caption: “Lieutenant Commander George Noville, who flew across pole and over Atlantic with [Richard E.] Byrd; F. V. Tompkins, pilot of the giant aircraft, and R. S. Allen, assistant pilot.” In a front-page story that day, the Journal reported that Noville had arrived in Portland on the Ford-Stout plane. See related image Nos. 371N1902, 371N2520, 371N5952. Image note: Double exposure. The text “Novill [sic] — Tompkins ?” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Air race winners Charles W. “Speed” Holman and R. B. Knowles with Mayor George L. Baker

Photograph of (from left) R. B. Knowles, Portland Mayor George L. Baker, and pilot Charles W. “Speed” Holman standing in front of a biplane on Tuesday, September 27, 1927, probably at Swan Island airport in Portland. Holman won the Class A race in a Spokane-to-Portland air derby that day; Knowles was his passenger. A cropped and reversed version of this photograph, showing only Holman, was one of four photographs, including image Nos. 371N6108 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 had the following caption: “C. W. (Speed) Holman, who won the class A race yesterday from Spokane to Portland by a matter of seconds over E. E. Ballough.” The photographs accompanied a continuation of a front-page story about the air races. Also see related image Nos. 371N0595, 371N5913, 371N6106, 371N6107, and 371N6112. Image note: Handwritten on the negative is the text “Holman - Mayor - Knowles.” The writing is visible on the right side of the image.

Charles W. “Speed” Holman, Phil, and E. E. Ballough next to airplane

Portrait of three men standing in a row next to an airplane, probably at Swan Island airport in Portland. The man at left is pilot Charles W. “Speed” Holman, and the man at right is probably pilot E. E. Ballough. The photograph was probably taken on September 27, 1927, after Holman won the Class A race in a Spokane-to-Portland air derby and Ballough took second place. The text “Ballough - Phil - Holman” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image. Also see related image Nos. 371N0595, 371N5913, 371N6105, 371N6107, 371N6108, 371N6112, and 371N6126.

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

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.

Eddie Stinson and party with plane at air show in Portland

Photograph of pilot Eddie Stinson (right) standing in a row with three men and two women next to his Stinson Detroiter monoplane at Swan Island airport in Portland. The photograph was taken on Tuesday, September 27, 1927, after the group’s arrival for an air show at Swan Island. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four, including image Nos. 371N6105 and 371N6108, that were 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 had the following caption: “Members of the Eddie Stinson party as they arrived at the airport; from left, A. H. Harris, Fred Koehler, Mrs. Bert Acosta, wife of the famous flier; J. T. Whitaker, Mrs. Thomas Mulroy, wife of [Richard E.] Byrd’s chief engineer, and the famous Eddie himself.” The photographs accompanied a story about air races and other events related to the show. See related image Nos. 371N0595, 371N5913, 371N6106, 371N6107, and 371N6112. Image note: The text “Stinson 1” and “Acosta 4” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

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.

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.

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.