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Mail Carriers
US Mail contracts provided the financial backing that encouraged companies to design larger and safer airplanes, which encouraged passenger traffic. Use the Advanced Search tool to find additional imagery.
Monomail 200
Monomail 200

8 media

Model 40 (Mailplane)
Model 40 (Mailplane)

18 media

M-Series (Mailplane)
M-Series (Mailplane)

6 media

B-1 Model 6
B-1 Model 6

3 media

314 Clipper Mail Sort
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314 Clipper Mail Sort
The whale-shaped Boeing Model 314 flying boat took cruise ship elegance into the air. Luxurious amenities...
Stearman C-2 Mail Plane on Ground, Venice, CA
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Stearman C-2 Mail Plane on Ground, Venice, CA
Stearman Aircraft Inc. was founded in 1926 by Lloyd Stearman in Venice, CA where he built the first Stearman...
Stearman LT-1 at Wichita Municipal Airport
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Stearman LT-1 at Wichita Municipal Airport
Stearman Aircraft Inc. was founded in 1926 by Lloyd Stearman in Venice, CA where he built the first Stearman...
Loading a United Air Transport Ford Tri-Motor Mailplane
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Loading a United Air Transport Ford Tri-Motor Mailplane
In 1927, Boeing won a contract for the air mail route between San Francisco and Chicago, and Boeing Air...
Boeing Model 95 Mailplane
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Boeing Model 95 Mailplane
Boeing built the Model 95 as a mail and cargo carrier for the Boeing Air Transport routes. It was a classic...
Model 40C and Model 95 Mailplane Manufacturing
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Model 40C and Model 95 Mailplane Manufacturing
Model 40C Mailplane Manufacturing. The Model 40C was a four-passenger version of the Model 40A.
William Boeing and Eddie Hubbard with Model C
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William Boeing and Eddie Hubbard with Model C
On March 3, 1919, William Boeing (right) and pilot Eddie Hubbard performed the first U.S. international...
Woman Hanging Airmail Poster on Mail Truck
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Woman Hanging Airmail Poster on Mail Truck
Woman Hanging Airmail Poster on Mail Truck
Stearman M-2 Speedmail Footage
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Stearman M-2 Speedmail Footage
The Stearman M-2 Speedmail was a single-seat mail-carrier aircraft with two large cargo compartments...
William Boeing Discusses First International Airmail Service
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William Boeing Discusses First International Airmail Service
William E. Boeing discusses first international airmail service on the North American continent. In 1919...
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