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Title supplied by cataloger. Photograph caption reads: "On Nov. 2, 1947, Howard Hughes took his Flying Boat into the air for the first and last time, covering a mile or so of Long Beach Harbor at an altitude of 70 feet. Now, the Spruce Goose--a name Howard abhorred, by the way--is on exhibit, and it's a stunning success: When you come upon the ghostly white airplane in the gigantic black space, you can hardly believe your eyes, even if those eyes have become accustomed to the likes of jumbo jets. For the Flying Boat, which was built to carry a Sherman tank or as many as 750 troops, outjumbos anything with wings that has ever left the surface of the earth." Photograph dated: May 13, 1983.
1 photographic print :b&w ;36 x 29 cm. Photographic prints