Hubert Julian, dressed in white flight suit, poses standing on the right front wheel of his Bellanca J-2 "Abyssinia" ("Emperor Haile Salassi I King of Kings", r/n NR-782W) at Floyd Bennett Field, Long Island, New York; three-quarter right front view of aircraft, close up; circa September 1933. [Partial, cracked glass plate negative.]
Aviator Hubert Julian (center, standing on folding chair) poses for photographers in front of his Bellanca J-2 (r/n NR-782W, one-half right front view) at Floyd Bennett Field, Long Island, New York; the aircraft's propeller is draped with an American flag. An unidentified woman holding a bouquet of roses and a bottle of champagne stands behind Julian on a second chair as a crowd looks on from either side. Date is presumed to be September 29, 1933, when the aircraft was christened "Abyssinia" at a press conference.