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Lee's Oshkosh Airplane | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Lee's Oshkosh Airplane

Lee's Oshkosh Airplane | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
In order to undertake a trans-Atlantic flight to Norway, Clyde Allen Lee sought financial support from the local Oshkosh clothing company.  Toward that end, he painted company advertising on the fuselage of his Stinson airplane, but the company lost interest. Ultimately, businessmen in Vermont offered support, and Lee repainted the plane before taking off. Clyde Allen Lee disappeared over the Atlantic during his flight to Norway in 1932.
DESCRIPTION
In order to undertake a trans-Atlantic flight to Norway, Clyde Allen Lee sought financial support from the local Oshkosh clothing company. Toward that end, he painted company advertising on the fuselage of his Stinson airplane, but the company lost interest. Ultimately, businessmen in Vermont offered support, and Lee repainted the plane before taking off. Clyde Allen Lee disappeared over the Atlantic during his flight to Norway in 1932.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10910
Creation Date:circa 1932
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Oshkosh
County:Winnebago
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Lee, Clyde Allen : William M. Leiserson papers, 1901-1959
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 3855.11a
Original Dimensions:5.25 x 3 inches
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Advertising
Fields (Agriculture)
Men
Outdoor photography
Signs and symbols
Airplanes
Automobiles
Clothing trade

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