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Crowd around Spirit of St. Louis before Lindbergh’s departure from Portland

Photograph of spectators gathered around Charles Lindbergh’s plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, at the Swan Island airfield in Portland on September 16, 1927, shortly before his departure for San Francisco. Lindbergh stopped in Portland during a flying tour of the United States, arriving on September 14, 1927. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four pictures published on Page 12 of the Oregon Journal on September 16, 1927, under the headline: “In the Glorious Early Morning as Lindy Sailed South.” The photograph had the following caption information: “The Spirit of St. Louis just before the hop-off.” The photograph accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about Lindbergh’s visit and departure.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Crowd at Swan Island airport, Portland, for arrival of Northwest Air Tour

Photograph showing a crowd at the Swan Island airport terminal in Portland on Saturday, August 2, 1930, to watch the arrival of aviators on the Northwest Air Tour. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 3, 1930. The photographs were published under the headline “Crowd Welcomes Northwest Air Tour to Swan Island.” The photographs accompanied an article about the tour, headlined “Sky Rovers Tarry Here Over Night.” This photograph had the following caption: “A shot of the crowd on hand to welcome the fliers.” Image note: The number 5 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image.

Spectators at air circus, Swan Island, Portland

Photograph of a crowd outdoors behind a cordon. The photograph was probably taken on Sunday, June 10, 1928, at Swan Island airport during Portland’s second annual air circus. Behind the crowd is an airplane with the words “Standard of California” on the side. The plane, a tri-motor Ford-Stout owned by the Standard Oil Company, was on exhibit at Swan Island during the air show, according to a story about the event on Page 4 of the Oregon Journal on June 11, 1928. The Journal reported that more than 6,000 people attended the air show, which included stunts, races, parachuting, and a double wedding on a plane. See related image Nos. 371N1902, 371N2516, and 371N2520. Image note: The number 9 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the lower right corner of the image.