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Title
National Air Races, 1928
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1928
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Famous cowgirl Vera McGinnis (1895-1990) in aviation attire pushes a plow-like implement at Mines Field (Los Angeles International Airport) in Westchester during the 1928 National Air Races as a crowd watches on. The "plow" is used to help make the planes come to a complete stop on the ground. This air competition, comprised of a series of pylon and cross-country races, took place annually from 1920 to 1949. Due to the rapid development of aviation science during those years, there was significant popular interest in this event. The 1928 races ran from September 8-16.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00069750
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Transportation-Aviation-Airshows.
CARL0000073604
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/110266
Subject
McGinnis, Vera
Mines Field (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Aeronautics--Competitions--California--Los Angeles
Airports--California--Los Angeles
Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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