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Title
Spruce Goose
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Mullen, Mike
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
1983
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;36 x 29 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00082226
Herald Examiner Collection
HH_b013_f2_i9
CARL0000081726
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/25112
Subject
Hughes Flying-boat (Seaplane)
Seaplanes--California--Long Beach
Long Beach (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Hughes, Howard,1905-1976

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