Photograph showing pilot Tex Rankin holding up two checks, his winnings in an air race from New York to Los Angeles. Onlookers are visible in the background. The photograph was taken on September 22, 1928, after Rankin’s return to Portland. On September 23, 1928, the Oregon Journal published Page 3 story about Rankin’s return, headlined “Rankin and Jinx Cat Back Home; Everybody Glad.” In the story, the Journal reported that Rankin had placed fifth in the race. After arriving in Portland, the Journal reported, “he exhibited two checks--one for $500 as the fifth prize and the other for $25 as a prize given at the second control station of the flight.” See related image Nos. 371N5921, 371N5922, 371N5923, 371N6150, and 377N0032. Also see the following images related to Rankin's departure for the race: Nos. 371N2073, 371N5919, 371N5920, 371N6220, and 371N6222.