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Photograph of airmail being unloaded in Omaha, Nebraska

Description:

Postal employees unloading mail from the first regularly scheduled transcontinental airmail service. This airplane was the first to arrive flying from west to east. It reached Omaha, Nebraska at 1:50 am on July 2, 1924. Pilots flew day and night, using beacons and field flood lights for navigation in the dark.

Photographer: Unknown

Date:
July 2, 1924
Medium:
paper; photo-emulsion
Museum ID:
A.2006-8
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Nebraska
Credits:
National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection
Photographer: Unknown

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