Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

View from slightly above of air mail loading and unloading activities at Chicago Airport, circa late 1920s. U.S. Mail trucks are drawn up at foreground, air mail planes are taxiing up from right background. National Air Transport hangars are prominent in left background.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Airports
  • Airplanes
  • Air mail

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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