Los Angeles Public Library > Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection > Surprise party for pioneer pilot

Image / Surprise party for pioneer pilot

Have a question about this item?

Item Information. View source record on contributor's website.

Surprise party for pioneer pilot
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
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Caption dated July 20, 1959 reads, "Veteran flier Roy Knabenshue, 83, left, and wife Jane, watch old flying partner Welly Waring pour charcoal chunks as he prepares barbecue at surprise birthday party for Knabenshue at Waring's Archers Motel in Burbank. Waring and Jimmy Buttler, manager of Pasadena Department of Motor Vehicles, were hosts off poolside party honoring Knabenshue, first man in United States to fly dirigible at St. Louis Exposition Oct. 25, 1904. Oldest living member of 'Early Birds,' group whose members have flown more than 25 years, Knabenshue not only celebrates 55th anniversary of his first flight this year but also 32nd wedding anniversary.'
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Knabenshue, Roy,--1960
California.--Department of Motor Vehicles--Officials and employees
Waring's Archers Motel (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Birthday parties--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Couples--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Motels--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Men--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Women--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Air pilots--United States
Barbecue grills
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs

Explore related content on Calisphere: