North Central Airplane over Madison | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

North Central Airplane over Madison

How to Purchase a Copy

Option 1

Personal Use (a gift or for your home)

By clicking "BUY" you agree to our Terms of Use.

Wisconsin Historical Society Members receive a 10-percent discount.

Option 2

Publication or Public Use

Buy a historical image for public use, including publication, websites, presentations and public display.

Questions?

Email us: lisa.marine@wisconsinhistory.org

DESCRIPTION

Aerial view of a North Central Airlines DC-3 airplane flying over the Madison isthmus. Clearly visible are the Wisconsin State Capitol, the 1 West Wilson Street State Office Building, and Lakes Monona and Mendota.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 1922

Creation Date: 1952 

Creator Name: Unknown

City: Madison

County: Dane

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Place File*

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PF Madison.10

Original Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The DC-3, introduced by Douglas in 1936, was one of the most important planes in the history of the modern airline industry. Accomodating over 20 passengers, the DC-3 freed commerical airlines from their dependence on airmail contracts, and it did much to popularize air travel among the general public. During World War II the military equivalent of the DC-3 was an important transport plane. It is likely that the DC-3 in the photograph was acquired as military surplus. Originally incorporated in Clintonville as Wisconsin Central Airlines in 1944, by 1952--the date of this picture--the company had moved from Madison to Minneapolis and changed its name to North Central Airlines.

SUBJECTS

Aerial photographs

Airplanes

Architecture

Cities and towns

Human settlements

Intellectual life

Lakes

Land

Landforms

Outdoor photography

Persons

Transportation

Water

Wisconsin State Capitol

RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS

This image is issued by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Use of the image requires written permission from the staff of the Division of Library-Archives. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied or distributed as a photograph, electronic file, or any other media. The image should not be significantly altered through conventional or electronic means. Images altered beyond standard cropping and resizing require further negotiation with a staff member. The user is responsible for all issues of copyright.

Please Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society.

Reference Details

Location: Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin


How to View in Person

To view this image, visit the Archives Research Room on the 4th floor at the Society Headquarters building in Madison, WI. Print out this index page and present it to the librarian. Use the links below to plan your visit to the Society's Archives.

Checking Out Materials

Visual materials in the Archives do not circulate and must be viewed in the Society's Archives Research Room.

How to Cite

For the purposes of a bibliography entry or footnote, follow this model:

Wisconsin Historical Society Citation
Wisconsin Historical Society, Creator, Title, Image ID. Viewed online at (copy and paste image page link).
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research Citation
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, Creator, Title, Image ID. Viewed online at (copy and paste image page link).

Have Questions?

Contact our Archives staff by email.

.