Skip to main content

Image / First airmail out of L.A. 32 yrs. ago

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

First airmail out of L.A. 32 yrs. ago
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
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
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
Photograph caption dated September 15, 1958 reads, "One minute till take off - Pilot George W. Allen prepares to load sacks of first air mail abroad his plane 32 years ago as postmaster watches, center, with spectators. Huge watch around Allen's neck cost one dollar and enabled him to keep time on flight to San Francisco." See images 00156088 through 00156090 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
HCNVT_ d060_ f24_ i8
Air mail service--United States
Air pilots--United States
Postmasters--United States
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: