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Rain ala carte
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
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated March 17, 1948 reads, "Paul Mantz, famed Valley flier moves in on the realm of the witch doctors and rain makers with modern equipment--a B-25. With certain water, dry ice and chemical dispensers Paul will park a cloudburst in your yard on order." The article partially reads, "So he announces the formation of Weath Air, a corporation ready to harvest the silver lining in every cloud from Newfoundland to Australia. If the proper contracts can be arranged. Weath Air utilizes three methods of 'needling' clouds into giving up their burdens of rain or snow."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Mantz, Paul,--1903-1965
Weath Air Inc
Air pilots--United States
Stunt performers--California--San Fernando Valley
Businessmen--California--San Fernando Valley
Rain-making--California--San Fernando Valley
Airplanes--California--San Fernando Valley
Mitchell (Bomber)
Airports--California, Southern
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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