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Telegram

Description:

In a 16-word Western Union Telegram, Otto Praeger, second assistant postmaster general, wires Capt B. B. Lipsner in Chicago that the two pilots on the New York to Chicago path finder flights performed one hundred percent perfect on September 6, 1918. Praeger is referring to the potential arrival of Walter “Max” Miller flying the Standard JR-1B into Chicago. He landed at 6:55 to a thundering crowd of well-wishers. The next morning Edward V. “Turk” Gardner with mechanic Edward C. Radel flying in the two-seat Curtiss R4-1M biplane, arrived in Grant Park, Chicago at 8:17 a.m.

Date:
1918
Markings:
Flying / Official Publication / Aero Club of America / Aero Club of Pennsylvania / Aero Club of Illinois / Aerial League of America / Pan-American Aeronautic Federation / 280 Madison Ave. / New York City / Pilot / Aerial Mail / Edward V. Gardner / Max Miller / Pilot / U.S. Aerial Mail / "Good work" / Augustus Post / Secretary Aero Club of America / BB Lipsner / supt U.S. aerial mail division / "I should say it was / good work" / Cancel: N.Y.CHIC. / Aeromail / 9-5-1918 / First Trip / Cancel: Chicago, ILL. / Sep 7 / 9 AM / Special Del Sec / 1918 /(on verso)
Medium:
paper; ink; adhesive
Dimensions:
10.2 x 24.1 cm (4 x 9 1/2 in.)
Museum ID:
1982.0157.756
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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