|Title||Airplane of Will Rogers and Wiley Post showing technicians servicing the exterior, Renton Field, August 1935 |
|Caption||Technicians at Renton Field work on the plane that aviation pioneer Wiley Post planned to fly on an exploratory route to Europe through Alaska and Siberia. It is a hybrid with a Lockheed Orion fuselage and Lockheed Explorer wings equipped with a 550 HP Wasp engine and oversize 260-gallon gas tanks. The large pontoons were installed by Northwest Air Service in Renton.|
Post and his passenger, humorist Will Rogers, left Renton Field on August 7, 1935. The ill-fated journey ended on August 15 when the plane crashed near Point Barrow, Alaska and both men were killed.
|Notes||Will Rogers also known as William Penn Adair Rogers [note from the Library of Congress Authority File].|
Handwritten on negative: Wiley Post plane.
Handwritten on sleeve: Post, Wiley, Rogers, Will and the plane in which they met death; Northwest Air Service; Berger, Art, section head, aircraft engine dept. 15.
Caption information source: P-I research files.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): September 27, 1935.
|Subjects||Airplanes--Washington (State)--Renton; Laborers--Washington (State)--Renton; Waterfronts--Washington (State)--Renton; Bodies of water--Washington (State)--Renton; Dogs--Washington (State)--Renton |
|Personal Names||Post, Wiley, 1898-1935|
Rogers, Will, 1879-1935
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Renton |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.39315.1 |
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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 nitrate 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. |