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0259731
U.S. AIR MAIL, c1918.
A United States Mail car delivering mail to an airplane. Photograph, c1918.
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0091856
AVIATION POSTER, 1932.
French poster for Air Orient, 1932.
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0080302
POSTAGE STAMP, 1918.
Block of four 1918 United States 24-cent Airmail Inverted Center, the most famous U.S. stamp error.
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0039133
AIR MAIL POSTER, c1935.
U.S. Post Office poster, offering six cent Air Mail Service.
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0043514
HARRIET QUIMBY (1875-1912).
America's first licensed female pilot. On a U.S. postage stamp, 1991.
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0022172
WRIGHT BROTHERS.
Wilbur (1867-1912) and Orville Wright (1871-1948). American pioneers in aviation. The Wright Brothers and their first flight (1903) commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp, 1949.
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0022126
HEINRICH HERTZ (1857-1894).
German physicist. With Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell (right) on a Mexican airmail stamp, 1967.
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0265822
RAILROAD JUNCTION, c1876.
'Night scene at an American railway junction. Lightning Express, Flying Mail, and Owl Trains, 'on time.'' Detail of a chromolithograph by Currier & Ives, c1876.
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0112386
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY
(1900-1944). French aviator and writer. Saint-Exupéry (first European from left) photographed with other Frenchmen and Tuaregs in front of a Breguet 14 aircraft at Cape Juby in southern Morocco, 1928, while working as a pilot and station master for Aéropostale.
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0149068
LA POSTE AERIENNE.
Postal service by Air France between Paris Lyon Marseille 50's. Full credit: AGIP - Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved. 
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0171739
STEARMAN AIRPLANE, 1928.
A Stearman C3MB biplane powered by a Wright J-5 Whirwind engine, operated by American Airlines for air mail transport. Photograph, 1928.
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0034316
COVER FLOWN BY A. EARHART.
Mexico City to New York, May 8-9, 1934, and autographed by her.
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0054006
NAINI JUNCTION STAMP, 1911.
Airmail cover, Allahabad to Naini Junction, India, February 1911.
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0053704
DOUGLAS DC-3 AIRCRAFT.
An American Airlines passenger and U.S. Air Express mail carrier, c1940.
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0034317
LINDBERGH COVER, 1928.
Letter flown by Charles A. Lindbergh in 1928 from Panama to New York, and autographed by him in 1934.
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0060410
DOUGLAS DC-3 AIRCRAFT.
American Airlines' 'Flagship Louisville.'
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0022154
AMELIA EARHART (1897-1937).
American aviator. Portrayed with a Lockheed Electra on a U.S. postage stamp, 1963.
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0029325
DOUGLAS DC-3.
An Amercian Airlines DC-3 passenger and U.S. Air Express mail carrier.
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0054076
1931 AIRMAIL LETTER
sent from England to Kenya on the first official flight from London to Africa.
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0175704
AMELIA EARHART (1897-1937).
American aviator. Photographed at Mission Inn in Riverside, California, 1936.
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0065967
U.S. AIR MAIL PLANE, 1927.
Workers in Cleveland, Ohio load a U.S. Air Mail plane with sacks of letters for delivery: photograph from a stereogreaph view, 1927.
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0171738
PITCAIRN AIRPLANE, 1928.
A Pitcairn airplane operated by American Airlines for air mail service, powered by a Wright J-5 Whirwind engine. Photograph, 1928.
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0368794
HISTORY.
Aeropostale (airmail), air links with North Africa, billboard, France, 20th century. Full Credit: De Agostini Picture Library / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
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0171733
AMERICAN AIRLINES PLANE.
An American Airlines Pilgrim 100-A airplane for transporting mail and passengers. Photograph, c1931.
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0114701
CHINA CLIPPER, 1935.
The Pan American Martin M-130 flying boat 'China Clipper,' leaving San Francisco on the first transpacific airmail flight to Honolulu, Midway, Wake, Guam, and Manila, 22 November 1935.
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0175023
BALTIMORE: AIR MAIL BOX.
A woman mailing a package at the first air mail box in Baltimore, Maryland. Photograph, 2 July 1924.
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0175705
CHARLES A. LINDBERGH
(1902-1974). American aviator. Photograph, c1926.
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0053990
U.S. POSTAGE STAMP, 1945.
United States 1945 6 cent Airmail Surcharge error on 3 cent stamped envelope.
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0029326
DOUGLAS DC-3 AIRCRAFT.
An American Airlines' Douglas DC-3 aircraft.
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0054313
U.S. AIRMAIL, 1935.
The final flight of a Pitcairn Mailwing-7, the last open cockpit airplane to carry U.S. airmail on contract schedule, 16 October 1935. The Pitcairn Mailwing-7 had a mail capacity of 550 pounds and a top speed of 110 mph. Behind it is an Eastern Airlines DC-2 14-passenger airplane that had a top speed of 215 mph.
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0026069
U.S. POSTAGE STAMP, 1918.
The 1918 United States 24-cent Airmail Inverted Center, the most famous U.S. stamp error.
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0259366
CHINA CLIPPER, 1935.
The Pan American Martin M-130 flying boat 'China Clipper,' leaving San Francisco on the first transpacific airmail flight to Honolulu, Midway, Wake, Guam, and Manila, 22 November 1935. Photograph, digitally colored by Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
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0029324
DOUGLAS DC-3 AIRCRAFT.
A United Airlines passenger and U.S. Air Express mail carrier 1940.
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0265818
RAILROAD JUNCTION, c1876.
'Night scene at an American railway junction. Lightning Express, Flying Mail, and Owl Trains, 'on time.'' Chromolithograph by Currier & Ives, c1876.
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0053705
U.S. AIR MAIL PLANE, 1932.
A Boeing DC-3 airmail express plane, c1932.
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0091863
AVIATION POSTER, 1921.
A poster for the French airline Latécoère, promoting its air mail and passenger service to Spain and Morocco.
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0171731
FORD TRIMOTOR PLANE, 1928.
A Ford Trimotor operated by American Airlines and carrying mail. Photograph, 1928.
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0060411
DOUGLAS DC-3 AIRCRAFT.
An American Airlines' Douglas DC-3 aircraft, late 1930s.
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0090997
MAIL BALLOON CRASH, 1870.
Paul Rolier's mail carrying balloon falling into the North Sea, on its way from Paris to Norway during the Franco-Prussian War, 1870. American newspaper engraving.