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50th anniversary flight
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated August 20, 1954 reads "Roy Knabenshue, who piloted first flight of a lighter-than-air blimp back in 1904 at St. Louis Fair, re-enacts flight in Goodyear balloon on 50th anniversary. Blimp is pictured through Portal of Folded Wings at Valhalla Memorial Park, Burbank, and commemorated honored dead of American Aviation by dropping wreaths, placed in Portal by Knabenshue's wife and two other pioneer women fliers."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Portal of the Folded Wings Shrine to Aviation (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Airships--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Cemeteries--Monuments--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Monuments & memorials--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Architecture--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)--Spanish influences
Fences--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Trees--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Automobiles--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Streets--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Flags--United States
Flagpoles--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Wreaths--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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