Prize plane

Prize plane
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Title: Prize plane

Adolescent boy receiving trophy from pilot, presumably at Abraham & Straus department store on Fulton Street; curtain behind them. Caption: "PRIZE PLANE: Captain 'Cree' Stelling, Eastern Air Lines check pilot and former All-American football star, awards a Captain Eddie Rickenbacker silver trophy to John Walsh, 19, of St. James, L.I., for his prize-winning model plane entered in the Abraham & Straus Speedee-Bilt Model Plane Building Contest."

Date: 1950
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.)
More Details: Title from caption on verso.
On verso: date stamped: Sep. 12, 1950.
Retouched; grease pencil cropping marks.
Collection: Department Stores
Subject: Abraham & Straus.
Teenage boys
Award winners
Air pilots
Department stores
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library.
ID: DEPT 0070