Eben G. Tileston and Charles E. Graham with the "Dearborn Inn" Ford Tri-Motor 4-AT-48 Airplane, July 1931

Summary

Independence Air Tours, in connection with the Dearborn Inn, operated an aerial tour service from Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. Note the headphones hanging above each seat. They allowed passengers to hear the tour narrator's commentary. Three engines combined with an uninsulated cabin made a flight in a Ford Tri-Motor a noisy experience.

Independence Air Tours, in connection with the Dearborn Inn, operated an aerial tour service from Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. Note the headphones hanging above each seat. They allowed passengers to hear the tour narrator's commentary. Three engines combined with an uninsulated cabin made a flight in a Ford Tri-Motor a noisy experience.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

14 July 1931

Subject Date

14 July 1931

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.56328.21

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.875 in

Width: 11.25 in

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