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Atlantic Aviation Corporation photographs

1927-circa 1990
 Collection
Identifier: 1999-223

Abstract

Atlantic Aviation was begun by Henry Belin du Pont (1898-1970) in 1927 to provide services for business aviation. In 1948 it moved from the Du Pont Airport to the new New Castle County Airport south of Wilmington, Delaware. Soon it expanded to other airports around the country. The collection includes portraits and views of Atlantic Aviation facilities at various airports. There are also a few photographs of airplanes, including the Spirit of St. Louis.

Dates

  • 1927-circa 1990

Creator

Extent

23 item(s)

General Physical Description

22 photographic prints : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. or smaller. 1 photographic print : color ; 4 x 5 in.

Historical Note

Atlantic Aviation was begun by Henry Belin du Pont (1898-1970) in 1927 to provide services for business aviation. In 1948 it moved from the DuPont Airport to the new New Castle County Airport south of Wilmington, Delaware. Soon it expanded to other airports around the country, and today is a major aircraft maintenance and sales provider.

Scope and Content

The collection includes portraits of Henry Belin du Pont and Edward B. du Pont; views of Atlantic Aviation facilities at various airports, including Du Pont Airport and New Castle County Airport (now the Greater Wilmington Airport) near Wilmington, Delaware; Teeterboro, New Jersey airport; Long Beach, California airport, and other unidentified. There is a photograph of Henry B. du Pont with Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974), one of the Spirit of St. Louis airplane, and one of Henry B. du Pont with his own airplane. Also a photograph of an unidentified airplane cockpit and one of a Delta Airlines Super DC-8 jet taking off.

Location

DF Box 14.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available in the Hagley Digital Archives.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Atlantic Aviation Corporation photographs
Status:
Online
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400