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.]
Right side view of Hubert Julian's Bellanca J-2 "Abyssinia" (r/n NR-782W) on the ground at Floyd Bennett Field, Long Island, New York, circa September 1933. Several men (including one wearing BELLANCA coveralls) inspect the engine, while an unidentified man looks on from extreme left.
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.