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Hughes' Air Victory | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Hughes' Air Victory

Hughes' Air Victory | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Minutes after finishing their record-breaking flight around the world (in 7 hours and 28 minutes), Howard Hughes and the four aviators who flew with him were mobbed by the public at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. Hughes is at the microphone; his Lockheed 14-N Super Electra, equipped with two large Wright Cyclone engines, is parked in the background.

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DESCRIPTION
Minutes after finishing their record-breaking flight around the world (in 7 hours and 28 minutes), Howard Hughes and the four aviators who flew with him were mobbed by the public at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. Hughes is at the microphone; his Lockheed 14-N Super Electra, equipped with two large Wright Cyclone engines, is parked in the background.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10747
Creation Date: July 14 1938
Creator Name:Acme Newspictures (New York, N.Y.)
City:Brooklyn
County:
State:New York
Collection Name:Harry A. Bruno papers, 1919-1969
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:U.S. Mss 53AF Box 3
Original Dimensions:8.5 x 6.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Although Hughes' interest in aviation was well known during the 1930s that aspect of his career is now obscured by his later eccentricities. In the photograpph Hughes is shown at the microphone. RESTRICTED: for licensing and reproduction rights contact copyright holder.
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Hats
Suits (Clothing)
Military uniforms
Celebrities
Crowds
Men
Outdoor photography
Microphones
Airplanes
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Reference Details
Location:Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

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