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First air mail postal delivery, 1911-09-23

Identifier: TVK167.4-23
First air mail postal delivery still image
First air mail postal delivery still image

Scope and Contents

From the File:

From the Theodore von Karman papers collection


  • Creation: 1911-09-23

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1 photographs

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


The first air mail route in the US was a flight of six miles over Hempstead Plains on Long Island. Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock is shown handing pilot Earle Ovington a light bag of mail. von Karman Papers.

Repository Details

Part of the California Institute of Technology Archives and Special Collections Repository

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