2,000 MILES UP THE MISSISSIPPI.
Group of 5 black and white photographs, approximately 4 x 6 inches, with inkstamped credits and captions on verso of M. Rol.
Tony Jannus [1889-1916] was an early American pilot who in 1912 flew the first airplane from which a parachute jump was made. Later that year, Jannus set a 1,900-mile overwater flight record following the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers from Omaha to New Orleans in a Benoist Land Tractor Type XII mounted with floats.
Images include a view in flight over the river; Jannus checking the propeller; an oval portrait; a biplane flying boat, identified in the caption as Gyro-powered and called Columbia (perhaps the Miss Columbia manufactured by Washington); and a Thomas Flying Boat belonging to aviation evangelist Alfred Lawson, who used it to commute from Seidler's Beach, NJ, to 75th Street in New York City.