This donation consists of one 8" x 40" black and white candid panoramic image inscribed with the following caption "Mail Plane leaving Hampton Roads, VA for Washington, DC. Feb. 1919." The photograph was taken by Rell Clements, Jr., who was a photographer based in Washington, DC.
Image is an informal view of flying boat ramp area at NAS Hampton Roads, Virginia, February 1919. Center, foreground, are seen two Curtiss HS-1L patrol flying boats anchored in shallows at foot of boat ramp; in left background, right side view of Curtiss HS-2L (A2250) nosed into a shed; left wing of Curtiss HS type visible at extreme left foreground; at left center midground, blurred one-half right rear view of Curtiss HS-2L flying boat taxiing out into harbor. In extreme background are buildings labelled, D, E, F, and G, with building H at left background.
Dorathea W. Sander, Gift, 2004
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