Detroit News--Airplane--Lockheed Vega--Instrument Board--Item2

Summary

The Detroit News purchased a Lockheed Vega in 1930 as part of its newsgathering efforts. Over the next several years, the plane transported reporters and feature writers to news scenes and events, provided aerial photography, and even delivered newspapers to distant subscribers. In its first year of service, the Vega flew over 45,000 miles on over 140 news assignments.

The Detroit News purchased a Lockheed Vega in 1930 as part of its newsgathering efforts. Over the next several years, the plane transported reporters and feature writers to news scenes and events, provided aerial photography, and even delivered newspapers to distant subscribers. In its first year of service, the Vega flew over 45,000 miles on over 140 news assignments.

Artifact

Negative (Photograph)

Subject Date

17 October 1933

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2014.68.67AA12.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of The Detroit News.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.500 in

Width: 9.500 in

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