Morey's Flying Billboard | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Morey's Flying Billboard

Morey's Flying Billboard | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Howard Morey flying an airplane that advertised Pennco Oil, his distributorship of Waco airplanes, and his flying school. His diverse operations were typical of most commercial airline operations at the time.  Because of the oil company support, Morey's airport was first known as Pennco Field. Later, because of a  partnership with the Royal Transit Co., it became known as Royal Airport. The association with Royal was an unsuccessful attempt to establish a commuter airline between Madison and Chicago.
DESCRIPTION
Howard Morey flying an airplane that advertised Pennco Oil, his distributorship of Waco airplanes, and his flying school. His diverse operations were typical of most commercial airline operations at the time. Because of the oil company support, Morey's airport was first known as Pennco Field. Later, because of a partnership with the Royal Transit Co., it became known as Royal Airport. The association with Royal was an unsuccessful attempt to establish a commuter airline between Madison and Chicago.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10864
Creation Date: April 17 1928
Creator Name:McVicar, Angus B., 1903-1964
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Photo Copy Service : Photo Copy Service photographs and negatives, 1925-1983
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:PH 6058.0585B
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
SUBJECTS
Hats
Uniforms
Advertising
Petroleum industry and trade
Men
Outdoor photography
Airplanes
Air pilots
Protective clothing
Signs and symbols

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