Loading Passengers and Luggage on a Ford Tri-Motor Transcontinental Air Transport Flight, 1929-1930

Summary

Passengers, protected from weather by a covered walkway, board a Ford Tri-Motor for a Transcontinental Air Transport flight. Their luggage is being loaded into a compartment built into the airplane's wing. The unusual storage arrangement provided room for cargo without taking up any of the limited space in the cabin.

Passengers, protected from weather by a covered walkway, board a Ford Tri-Motor for a Transcontinental Air Transport flight. Their luggage is being loaded into a compartment built into the airplane's wing. The unusual storage arrangement provided room for cargo without taking up any of the limited space in the cabin.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1929-1930

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.6130

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

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