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:

Left side view, close-up, of middle section of Western Air Express Douglas M-2 on the ground. Man on horse beside the mail plane (Contract Air Mail Route #4) hands mail sack to pilot who is standing up in cockpit. Las Vegas, Nevada, 17 April 1926. (Probably a promotional photo.)

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • Air mail service
  • Cowboys
  • Douglas Aircraft Company

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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