Item 371N6194 - Pilot Faye Carter with airplane “Queen of the Cascades”

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Pilot Faye Carter with airplane “Queen of the Cascades”


  • 1928-04 - (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Full-length portrait of a young woman, pilot Faye Carter, standing in front of an airplane with one hand on the propeller. She is wearing an aviator’s cap and goggles, a calf-length jacket, and a jumpsuit. On the side of the plane, just below the cockpit window, are the words “ ‘Queen of the Cascades.’ “ A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 7 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, April 25, 1928, under the headline “Flies Alone.” The photograph had the caption “Miss Faye Carter,” and accompanied a story titled “Girl Makes Her First ‘Solo Hop.’ “ The story reported that Carter, 22, a student at the Rankin School of Flying in Portland, had made her first solo flight on the morning of April 25 over Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N6194

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1.4 MiB


January 21, 2018 11:11 PM

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