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85/112-32 Photograph, black and white, Lady Southern Cross aircraft in hanger, paper, photographer unknown, Oakland, California, United States of America, 1934. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of the “Lady Southern Cross” aircraft in hangar at Oakland Airport, California, USA, 1934

Made in California, United States of America, 1934.

This item is from a collection of 21 philatelic covers, 5 letters, 2 envelopes and 24 photographs relating to early Australian aviation. It is part of a much larger collection donated to the Museum by EA and VI Crome which comprises some 20,000 items of postage stamps featuring airmail and space philately plus a large number of envelopes flown and posted back to Mr Crome. Many are signed by the pilots or astronauts.

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Summary

Object No.

85/112-32

Object Statement

Photograph, black and white, Lady Southern Cross aircraft in hanger, paper, photographer unknown, Oakland, California, United States of America, 1934

Physical Description

Landscape format black and white photograph depicting the aircraft Lady Southern Cross inside a hangar at Oakland Airport. Another aircraft can be seen in the background. The roof of the hangar can be seen. Information about the photograph is on the back.

Marks

Stamp on back of photograph, in green "Charles Kingsford Smith, Pilot / "Lady Southern Cross" / Australia - Fiji Islands - Hawaii - U.S.A."

Notation on back of photograph, handwritten in blue pen "in Hangar. - / Oakland Airport. 1934"

Number on back of photograph, stamped in black "51"

Number on back of photograph, handwritten in pencil "#10"

Dimensions

Height

69 mm

Width

115 mm

Production

Notes

The photographer is unknown. The photograph was taken at Oakland Airport, California.

History

Notes

The Lady Southern Cross was an aircraft owned by Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. Kingsford Smith made the first trans-Pacific flight from Australia to the United States in 1934 in the Lady Southern Cross. Kingsford Smith and co-pilot P G Taylor departed Archerfield Airport on October 21 1934 for Fiji, Hawaii, then Oakland, California.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of the "Lady Southern Cross" aircraft in hangar at Oakland Airport, California, USA, 1934 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 September 2019, <https://ma.as/416308>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/416308 |title=Photograph of the "Lady Southern Cross" aircraft in hangar at Oakland Airport, California, USA, 1934 |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=20 September 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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