Item 371N0595 - Lieutenant W. L. Cornelius, pilot, at air show

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Lieutenant W. L. Cornelius, pilot, at air show


  • 1927-09 - (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Portrait of a man sitting in the cockpit of an airplane, probably at either Swan Island airport in Portland or Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington. He is looking back over his shoulder and is wearing an aviator’s cap and goggles. A cropped and reversed version of this photograph was one of five, including image No. 371N5913, published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, September 28, 1927, as part of coverage of an air show. The photographs were published under the headline “Z-O-O-M! These Are Lads Who Skim Towers!” With the photographs was the caption: “Some of the famous fliers whose stunts have thrilled thousands in Portland Tuesday and today.” The caption went on to identify the man in this photograph as Lieutenant W. L. Cornelius from Selfridge Field in Michigan. Also see related image Nos. 371N6105, 371N6106, 371N6107, 371N6108, 371N6112, and 371N6126. Image note: The text “Lut [sic] W. L. Cornelius” is written on the negative and is partially visible on the left side of the image.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N595

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