|Title||Unveiling of Boeing's new 707 jet, Renton, 1954 |
|Photographer||Miller, John M. (Hack)|
|Caption||On May 14, 1954, Boeing officially rolled out the Dash 80, the prototype of the company's 707 jet transport. Thousands of Boeing employees and guests gathered at the Renton plant and watched Bertha Boeing, wife of the company's founder, christen the brown, yellow and silver plane with champagne. The Boeing Company gambled that airlines would want to switch to jet planes from the slower propeller-driven aircraft in use at the time.|
This photo, by John M. "Hack" Miller, was taken during the rollout. The 707 would prove to be the first of the company's successful line of commercial jets.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: AIRPLANES, Boeing 707 jetliner first showing.|
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): June 3, 1954.
|Subjects||Boeing 707 (Jet transports); Airplanes--Washington (State)--Renton; Exhibitions--Washington (State)--Renton; Aircraft industry--Washington (State)--Renton; Crowds--Washington (State)--Renton; Lakes & ponds--Washington (State)--Renton; Boeing Airplane Company |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Renton|
Washington, Lake (Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.188 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |