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Charles Hubbell Aviation Print Collection
2017.007  
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Charles Herman Hubbell was an American commercial aviation artist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1899 he became interested in aviation at an early age by building model airplanes. He enlisted in the United States Navy during World War I and assisted in designing naval aircraft. After the war, he attended the Cleveland School of Art until he graduated in 1922. Hubbell began a career as a commercial artist for companies such as Woodroot Hair Tonic, Lucky Tiger, and Campbell Soups. He is best remembered for his aviation artwork in annual calendars from 1941-1969 commissioned by Cleveland-based aircraft and automotive company Thompson Products Inc. 2 Hubbell’s work is widely recognized among aviation circles and has featured in corporate boardrooms, world capitals, and the White House.
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2 linear ft.
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Access is available by appointment for Cal State LA student and faculty researchers as well as independent researchers.