The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

A few more feathers and he'll soon be flying

This cartoon celebrates American aviation accomplishments in 1927. A smiling "American Public" depicted as a mustachioed man wearing a frock coat and bowler hat assumes a diving position in a large nest on a tree branch. Behind him is a cracked egg labeled "Airplane Invention U.S.A." A number of wings emerge from the man's back marked "Lindbergh Triumph," "Chamberlin-Levine Accomplishment," "Maitland-Hegenberger Success," "Byrd-Acosta Flight," and "Growing Confidence in Aviation." Below the nest, the sky is marked with "Travel By Air."



18.4 x 15.8 cm

Tribune Company

black and white

  • English

  • still image
  • text

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

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