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Winnie Mae shortly after landing, Muroc Dry Lake, circa 1935
Snyder, Bill
Date Created and/or Issued
circa February 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
The Winnie Mae rests in the sand at the end of a long white line of fuselage. Several cars are parked around the plane and a few men stand around.
Photograph appears with the article, "Wiley Post, Forced Down on Continental Stratosphere Flight, Escapes Unhurt," Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb 1935: 14.
Text from negative sleeve: POST, WILEY X
Text from newspaper caption: AIR VIEW SHOWS HOW POST'S PLANE SKIDDED This exclusive picture, taken from an airplane, shows how the "Winnie Mae" skidded on the smooth dry lake bottom. Note the long trail left by the fuselage on the sand. Post dropped landing gear shortly after take-off, to cut air resistance and had intended to land on his fuselage at the end of his hop at Floyd Bennett Field, Long Island. Photo taken by Bill Snyder, "Times" Staff Photographer.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Sand--California--Muroc Dry Lake
Automobiles--American--California--Muroc Dry Lake
Airplanes--American--California--Muroc Dry Lake
Winnie Mae (Airplane)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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