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1930 - United Airport Terminal Dedication Aerial Photograph
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Burbank Public Library
Transportation Image Collection
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Burbank Public Library, Burbank in Focus Office
Negative envelope is marked "United Airport Opening Ceremonies - May 30, 1930." This image came from a collection of images donated by the Delores Palmer Estate. She was a BUSD employee for many years and authored the book "A History of Burbank." United Airport was dedicated amid much festivity (including an air show) on Memorial Day weekend (May 30 – June 1), 1930. The airport and its handsome Spanish Revival-style terminal was a showy competitor to nearby Grand Central Airport in Glendale, which was then Los Angeles' main airline terminal. The new Burbank facility was actually the largest commercial airport in the Los Angeles area until it was eclipsed in 1946 by the Los Angeles Airport. (Wikipedia)
nonprojected graphic
3" x 2.5" b&w negative
local: pub00292
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--Transportation--Airplanes--Lockheed aircraft--Air Terminals--Aerial Photographs--Hills--Mountains--1930s
Burbank Public Library, Burbank in Focus Office

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