|Title||Aviator Herbert Munter and three women with mail plane, probably in Seattle, 1932 |
|Caption||The flying career of legendary pilot Herbert Munter began early as he built his first plane from a bed sheet, wooden struts, wires from market baskets and a 40-horsepower engine. Teaching himself to fly it in 1912, he went on to barnstorming and test piloting for the Boeing Company. He opened Seattle's first passenger carrying service in 1920 and was also the first to fly over Mt. Rainier. Leaving the aviation business for a while, he only occasionally flew mail from Seattle to Victoria, British Columbia for Eddie Hubbard. He opened and operated a charter service in Ketchikan, Alaska in 1934 and later served in the Navy during World War II.|
In this photograph, Munter is in a plane with three women sitting on it. On the side of the plane is painted 'Mail' so it is likely from his days flying for Eddie Hubbard.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Herbert A. Munter.|
Caption information source: Museum of Flight vertical file.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): January 6, 1932.
|Subjects||Air pilots--Washington (State)--Seattle; Airplanes--Washington (State)--Seattle; Air mail service--Washington (State)--Seattle; Goggles--Washington (State)--Seattle; Coats--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Munter, Herbert |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5G.2118 |
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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 glass 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. |