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Royal Airport | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Royal Airport

Royal Airport | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Two airplane pilots and a third man are standing in front of a Northwest Airways air mail plane at Madison's Royal Airport. There are automobiles parked near a hangar in the background.
DESCRIPTION
Two airplane pilots and a third man are standing in front of a Northwest Airways air mail plane at Madison's Royal Airport. There are automobiles parked near a hangar in the background.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:7423
Creation Date: May 05 1932
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 6058.3408B
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Royal Airport, south of Lake Monona, was one of several Madison area airports associated with Howard Morey. Morey established his first company in 1926 and in exchange for a commercial fee from the Pennsylvania Oil Company named his airport Pennco Field. The next year he formed a partnership with the Royal Transit Co. to provide a bus-plane commuter service to Chicago. Pennco Field then became the Royal Airport. That experiment ended in 1928 for lack of business. Although Morey ceased operations in 1932, the field continued to be Madison's busiest air field until the construction of Madison Municipal Airport.
SUBJECTS
Air mail service
Airports
Hats
Air pilots
Suits (Clothing)
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Signs and symbols
Automobiles
Uniforms
Men
Airplanes

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