A collection of 264 early Los Angeles aviation photographs, including several of Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, and other
pioneering pilots at the first National Air Races held in Los Angeles in September of 1928 at Mines Field (now the location
of the Los Angeles International Airport). Arthur Ronnie--former
Los Angeles Herald Examiner reporter and studio publicist--initially collected and identified the material in this collection. Also included are copies
of a caption sheet that lists descriptions of some of the images, correspondence between Arthur Ronnie and various magazine
editors, glass plate negatives relating to the Los Angeles stop of the
Graf Zeppelin's 1929 round-the-world flight, and two scrapbooks with material covering the National Air Races held between 1935 and 1947.
Arthur Ronnie (born 1930)--former Los Angeles Herald Examiner reporter and studio publicist--initially collected and identified the material in this collection. Ronnie held a lifelong
passion for aviation, beginning with his first job at the age of 14 washing aircrafts at a local flying school and continuing
throughout his life as a major collector of books and historic aviation imagery. The Altadena resident wrote in a 1971 letter
to a magazine editor, which accompanies this archive, that he acquired the photographs 15 years prior at a local junk shop.
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