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Title
Landing in Oakland of First Transcontinental Mail Plane, August 9, 1920 [picture]
Creator
Frost, Frank E. H. (Edmund Hill) "Jack", 1879-1947
Contributor
Davie, John L., 1850-1934
Date Created and/or Issued
1920 August 8
Publication Information
Oakland Public Library
Contributing Institution
Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room and Maps Division
Collection
Selections from the Collections of the Oakland History Room and the Maps Division of the Oakland Public Library
Rights Information
Public domain
Material is in the public domain. No restrictions on use.
Description
Title from item. Gift to the Oakland History Room by Mayor John L. Davie. Photograph taken at Durant Field following the successful coast-to-coast air mail delivery in all-metal planes designed by John M. Larsen. Figures depicted, left to right: John L. Davie (then Mayor of Oakland), Eddie Rickenbacker, John M. Larsen, Bert Acosta, J. J. Rosborough (Postmaster).
Type
image
Format
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 31 cm.
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt909nd5zq
copl_088
Subject
Postal service - United States - History - Pictorial works
Air mail service - United States - History - Pictorial works
Oakland Municipal Airport (Oakland, Calif.) - History - Pictorial works
Davie, John L., 1850-1934 - Portraits
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973 - Portraits
Larsen, John M. - Portraits
Acosta, Bert - Portraits
Rosborough, J. J. - Portraits
Place
Oakland (Calif.) - History - Pictorial works.
Durant Field (Oakland, Calif.) - Pictorial works.

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