Physical Description: The bulk of the photographs measure 10" x 8". There are also seven aerial photographs of Mines Field during the National Air
Races, measuring 9.5" x 7".
Scope and Contents
93 black and white photographs of the 1928 National Air Races held at Mines Field in Los Angeles. The photographs show a variety
of airplanes conducting maneuvers, including smoke screens and barrel rolls, as well as a variety of aviation leaders, dignitaries,
and Hollywood stars.
- Two images of a wooden framed building, the clipped caption affixed to the verso reads: "construction work on exposition building"
and "erecting the exposition building";
- An image of a band and officials at a podium with a caption reading: "Mayor Cryer of Los Angeles and members of the executive
committee open the great air show";
- An image of an airplane with its nose to the ground: "the flying locomotive comes to grief"
- Several men gathered around a hot air balloon with a film camera;
- Portrait of Lindbergh and Cliff Henderson, manager of the air races;
- A group of 19 smaller photographs measuring 3" x 5" which include shots of Lindbergh, as well as pictures of airplane wreckage.