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Mitchell Weather Watching | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Mitchell Weather Watching

Mitchell Weather Watching | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Bored travelers at General Mitchell International Airport, apparently taking their cue from a droopy travel poster advertising vacations in the sunny Caribbean. The Japan Airlines 747 in the background had been diverted from O'Hare after a snowstorm closed the Chicago airport.  The 747 series, which was introduced by Boeing in 1970, is one of the most successful planes in aviation history. In 1999 the 747 received its own U.S. postage stamp, recognizing its place as one of the top three aviation achievements of the century-along with the Wright Brothers and Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic crossing.
DESCRIPTION
Bored travelers at General Mitchell International Airport, apparently taking their cue from a droopy travel poster advertising vacations in the sunny Caribbean. The Japan Airlines 747 in the background had been diverted from O'Hare after a snowstorm closed the Chicago airport. The 747 series, which was introduced by Boeing in 1970, is one of the most successful planes in aviation history. In 1999 the 747 received its own U.S. postage stamp, recognizing its place as one of the top three aviation achievements of the century-along with the Wright Brothers and Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic crossing.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11987
Creation Date: December 29 1987
Creator Name:Sieu, Benny
City:Milwaukee
County:Milwaukee
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Classified File****
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:CF 526
Original Dimensions:10 x 7 inches
SUBJECTS
Airplanes
Airports
Travel
Seating (Furniture)
Posters
Clothing and dress
Men
Women
Windows

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