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Ronnie (Arthur) collection of Los Angeles aviation photographs
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Box 1, Folder 2

1928 National Air Races caption sheet and reproduced set of photographs undated

Scope and Contents

 Four copies of a caption sheet describing the images accompanied by a small, reproduced set of the photographs, which are numbered and correspond to the caption sheet.
Box 1, Folder 3

Aerial view of Mines Field during the National Air Race 1928

Physical Description: 9 x 7" photographic print.
Box 1, Folder 4

Amelia Earhart and Dudley M. Steele, director of the air race 1928

Physical Description: 5 x 7" print has pin holes at corners. 8 x 10" print has soiling on top edge.

Scope and Contents

Two photographic prints.
Box 1, Folder 5

Amelia Earhart and Porter Adams 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print. Two inch repair to upper left corner, light soiling along to lower right edge.
Box 1, Folder 6

Art Goebel being congratulated by race director Dudley M. Steele 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print. Inscribed by Goebel to Arthur Ronnie in 1954.
Box 1, Folder 7

Charles Lindbergh (back to camera) confers with Major General James E. Fechet, Chief of the Air Service 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print.
Box 1, Folder 8

Charles Lindbergh in Curtiss Pusher 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print.
Box 1, Folder 9

Charles Lindbergh shakes hands with Cliff Henderson, manager of the races 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print.
Box 1, Folder 10

Charles Lindbergh views races from the press box 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print.
Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence between Arthur Ronnie and various magazine editors 1971-1972

Box 1, Folder 11

Dudley Steele with two unidentified U.S. military officials 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print.
Box 1, Folder 12

Earl Daugherty and Earl Ovington, aviation pioneers 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print.
Box 1, Folder 13

Heath "Baby Bullet" airplane flown by Ed Heath 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print.
Box 1, Folder 14

Lockheed Vega owned by oilman Erle P. Halliburton 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print.

General

A stamp on verso gives photographic credit to W. J. van Rossem, Hollywood, CA.
Box 1, Folder 15

Movie stunt pilot Al Wilson with Ruth Elder and George W. Haldeman 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print.

General

Ruth Elder and George W. Haldeman attempted a trans-Atlantic flight in 1927 that was forced down at sea.
Box 1, Folder 16

Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, Chief of the Bureau of Aeronatics 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print.

General

Moffett was killed in 1933 when the dirigible Akron went down.
Box 1, Folder 17

Ruth Elder, unidentified person, and Dudley M. Steele 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print.
Box 1, Folder 18

The Sea Hawks, Navy aerobatic trio: Lieutenants A. P. Storrs, D. W. Tomlinson, and W. V. Davis 1928

Physical Description: 4.75 x 3.75" photographic print.
Box 1, Folder 19

The Sea Hawks, Navy aerobatic trio, flying Boeing F2Bs 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print.
Box 1, Folder 20

Carl "Tooey" Spatz with Dudley Steele 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print.

General

Spatz signed the photograph in 1955.
Box 1, Folder 21

The Three Musketeers flying Boeing Model 15s with rolling hills and oil wells in background 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print.
Box 1, Folder 22

The Three Musketeers: Lts. J. A. Woodring and W. L. Cornelius with Charles Lindbergh 1928

Physical Description: 4.75 x 3.75" photographic print.
Box 1, Folder 23

The Three Musketeers: Lts. J. A. Woodring, J. J. Williams, and W. L. Cornelius 1928

Physical Description: 4.75 x 3.75" photographic print.

General

Charles Lindbergh replaced J. J. Williams, the leader, when he was killed during a stunt.
Box 1, Folder 24

Unidentified naval aviator 1928

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographic print.

General

Stamp on verso credits Art Streib as photographer.
 

Photographs and scrapbooks added to the collection in 2019 November

Box 2

1928 National Air Races photographs 1928 September

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.
Highlights include:
  • 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.
Box 3

1935-1946 National Air Races scrapbook 1935-1946

Scope and Contents

One scrapbook with contents relating to the National Air Races held between 1935 and 1946.
Box 3

1947 National Air Races scrapbook 1947