Item 377N0032 - Carol Mangold holding cat she loaned to pilot Tex Rankin

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Carol Mangold holding cat she loaned to pilot Tex Rankin


  • 1928-09-22 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Photograph showing Carol Mangold of Portland holding her pet cat on September 22, 1928. A month earlier, Mangold had loaned the cat, named Alba Barba, to pilot Tex Rankin to take with him on a national air race from New York to Los Angeles. The black cat was one of two “jinxes” Rankin deliberately adopted for the race; the other was to enter his plane under the number 13. This photograph was taken upon Rankin’s return to Portland. The Oregon Journal published a Page 3 story about the return of Rankin and the cat on September 23, 1928. The story was headlined “Rankin and Jinx Cat Back Home; Everybody Glad.” See related image Nos. 371N5921, 371N5922, 371N5923, 371N6141, and 371N6150. Also see the following images related to Rankin's departure for the race: Nos. 371N2073, 371N5919, 371N5920, 371N6220, and 371N6222. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 377; 377N0032

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