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Pair of Valley housewives to fly in handicap air race
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
Dean, Gordon
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes.
Photograph article dated February 10, 1961 partially reads, "Tomorrow morning in Las Vegas, two attractive Valley housewives will climb aboard a Piper J3 (affectionately known as 'Puddle Jumper') to enter the 210-mile Sportsman's Handicap Race against all-male competition. Racing in the sky is not new to Shirley Robinson, of Burbank, and Audrey Schutte, of Canoga Park." Photograph caption reads, "Shirley Robinson, left, and Audrey Schutte prepare for flight - 'Mama's Mink' will carry them in the 210-mile air race."
1 photographic print : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
HCNVT_d057_ f28_i5
Ninety-Nines (Organization)
Whiteman Airport (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Associations, institutions, etc
Women air pilots
Airplane racing
Air travel
Pacoima (Los Angeles)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period

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