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Biplanes flying in formation

Photograph showing thirty airplanes flying in a loose formation. The number 3 is written on the negative and is partially visible in the lower right corner of the photograph. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Three men with Pacific Air Transport plane

Photograph of three unidentified men standing next to a parked airplane. The man on the left is wearing a jumpsuit; the man at center is wearing an overcoat and trousers; and the man at right is wearing a jacket, breeches, and boots. All three are wearing aviator caps. See related image No. 371N5442.

Group of men next to airplane

Portrait of seven unidentified men next to a parked airplane in a field. Six of the men are standing in a row, and the seventh is behind them, standing on one of the plane’s tires or struts with his hands on the shoulders of the third man from right. The number 2 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image.

Airplane, the City of Portland

Photograph of an airplane, the City of Portland, parked on the ground near a building. A group pf people is standing near the plane. The number 3 is written on the negative and is partially visible in the upper left corner of the photograph. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to negative damage.

Crowd around Rankin brothers’ airplane On-to-Oregon

Photograph showing a crowd gathered around a Stinson Detroiter monoplane named On-to-Oregon, possibly at Rankin airfield in Portland. The photograph was probably taken in August 1930, when pilot Tex Rankin and his brothers, Dick Rankin and Dud Rankin, flew the plane in four unsuccessful attempts to set a record for endurance flying. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

Mechanics preparing airplane On-To-Oregon for endurance flight

Photograph, taken from the front, of unidentified mechanics working on the engine of a Stinson Detroiter monoplane, the On-To-Oregon, while preparing the plane for an attempt by brothers Tex Rankin, Dick Rankin, and Dud Rankin to set an endurance flying record. The photograph was taken on Friday, August 15, 1930, at the Rankin School of Flying in Portland. The Rankins made four unsuccessful attempts to break the endurance record in August 1930; the first began on August 17. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

Artwork on side of Rankin brothers’ airplane On-To-Oregon

Photograph showing the words “Tex Rankin School of Flying “ and artwork by A. G. Weber on the side of a Stinson Detroiter monoplane named On-To-Oregon. The photograph was taken on August 15, 1930, at the Rankin School of Flying in Portland, while mechanics were preparing the plane for an attempt by brothers Tex Rankin, Dick Rankin, and Dud Rankin to set an endurance flying record. The Rankins made four unsuccessful attempts at the record in August 1930. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image Nos. 371N6022 and 371N6024, was published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal on August 15, 1930. The photographs were published under the headline “Almost Ready to Go Up and Stay Up.” They accompanied a story titled “Rankins Plan to Take Off Sunday.” This photograph had the following caption: “The name ‘On-to-Oregon’ and picture of the covered wagon and oxen on the plane’s side.” Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

People gathered around Rankin brothers’ airplane On-to-Oregon

Photograph showing people gathered around a Stinson Detroiter monoplane named On-to-Oregon, possibly at Rankin airfield in Portland. On the side of the plane are its name and artwork by A. G. Weber depicting oxen and a covered wagon. The photograph was probably taken in August 1930, when pilot Tex Rankin and his brothers, Dick Rankin and Dud Rankin, flew the plane in four unsuccessful attempts to set a record for endurance flying. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

Rankin brothers’ airplane On-to-Oregon

Photograph showing a Stinson Detroiter monoplane, the On-to-Oregon, outside a hangar, possibly at Rankin airfield in Portland. On the side of the plane are its name and artwork by A. G. Weber depicting oxen and a covered wagon. The photograph was probably taken in August 1930, when pilot Tex Rankin and his brothers, Dick Rankin and Dud Rankin, flew the plane in four unsuccessful attempts to set a record for endurance flying. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

Man in cockpit of airplane On-to-Oregon

Photograph of an unidentified man sitting in the cockpit of a Breese monoplane with the name “On-to-Oregon” on the side and the number X844 N” on the tail. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, July 22, 1930, under the headline “All Set for Good-Will Flight.” The photograph had the following caption: “The Breese monoplane On-to-Oregon, which is scheduled to take off from Swan Island airport, carrying good-will messages to the East, between 8 and 10 o’clock tonight. The flight, sponsored by On-to-Oregon, Inc., is planned to be made with only one stop—at Minneapolis.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Oregon Plane To Hop East Tonight.” According to the story, the plane was to be flown from Portland to New York by Major G. H. Eckerson, test pilot for Breese Aircraft.

Unidentified man with Rankin brothers’ airplane On-to-Oregon

Photograph showing an unidentified man standing next to a Stinson Detroiter monoplane, the On-to-Oregon, possibly at Rankin airfield in Portland. On the side of the plane are its name and artwork by A. G. Weber depicting oxen and a covered wagon. The photograph was probably taken in August 1930, when pilot Tex Rankin and his brothers, Dick Rankin and Dud Rankin, flew the plane in four unsuccessful attempts to set a record for endurance flying. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Shell Oil plane dropping refueling hose to Rankin brothers’ On-to-Oregon

Aerial photograph showing a Shell Oil plane and a Stinson Detroiter monoplane, the On-to-Oregon, in position for midair refueling, probably above the Portland area. The end of the refueling hose is visible just above the On-to-Oregon. The photograph was probably taken in August 1930, when brothers Tex Rankin, Dick Rankin, and Dud Rankin made four attempts, all unsuccessful, to set an endurance flying record in the On-to-Oregon. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234. Image note: Negative damage visible in image.

Shell Oil plane at airfield

Photograph, taken from the side, showing a monoplane on the ground at an airfield. The plane has the word “Shell” on the side and the number “NC128 W” on the tail. This could be one of the planes used to deliver fuel to the On-to-Oregon, a Stinson Detroiter monoplane flown by brothers Tex Rankin, Dick Rankin, and Dud Rankin when they attempted to set an endurance flying record in August 1930. See image Nos. 371N6133 and 371N6199.

Tex Rankin with biplane, Rose O’Portland

Portrait of pilot Tex Rankin standing next to the rose painted on the nose of an airplane named the Rose O’ Portland. Rankin flew the plane in an air race from New York to Los Angeles in September 1928. This photo may have been taken on August 24, 1928, before his departure. See image Nos. 371N2073, 371N5919, 371N5920, 371N6220, and 371N6222. Image note: The number 3 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image.

Boy posing with biplane, Rose O’Portland, as Tex Rankin watches from cockpit

Portrait of an unidentified boy standing in front of a biplane, the Rose O’Portland, as pilot Tex Rankin looks over his shoulder from the cockpit. The boy may be one of Rankin’s sons. Rankin flew the Rose O’Portland in an air race from New York to Los Angeles in September 1928. This photo may have been taken on August 24, 1928, before his departure. See image Nos. 371N2073, 371N5919, 371N5920, 371N6220, and 371N6222. Image note: The number 3 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image.

Mechanics preparing airplane On-To-Oregon for endurance flight

Photograph of unidentified mechanics working on the engine of a Stinson monoplane, the On-To-Oregon, while preparing the plane for an attempt by brothers Tex Rankin, Dick Rankin, and Dud Rankin to set an endurance flying record. The photograph was taken on Friday, August 15, 1930, at the Rankin School of Flying in Portland. The Rankins made four unsuccessful attempts to break the endurance record in August 1930; the first began on August 17. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

Man with two airplanes at Swan Island airport

Portrait of an unidentified man standing next to two planes, a Pacific Air Transport plane and a Buhl Bull-Pup, at Swan Island airport in Portland. He is wearing a hat and a jumpsuit and is in front of the Bull-Pup, resting one arm on the plane’s propeller. See related image No. 371N6153.

Russian airplane at Pearson Field, Vancouver, Washington

Photograph showing a crowd gathered around a Russian airplane, Land of the Soviets, at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington, on October 18 or October 19, 1928. On the side of the plane is the number URSS-300. The plane developed mechanical trouble shortly after reaching Portland on Friday, October 18, 1928, during a trip from Moscow to New York. The crew landed it at Pearson Field for repairs and resumed the trip the next morning. In a story about the plane and crew published in the October 19 edition, the Oregon Journal listed the people aboard the plane as: pilot Commander S. A. Shestakov; pilot Philip E. Bolotov; navigator Boris E. Sterligov; mechanic Dmitry A. Fufaev; and Andrew W. Petroff, vice president of the Amtorg Trading corporation, which sponsored the flight. See related image Nos. 371N5537, 371N6030, 371N6031, and 371N6031A.

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