Atlantic Aviation Corporation photographsCreation: 1927-circa 1990
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.
- Creation: 1927-circa 1990
- Atlantic Aviation Corporation (Organization)
General Physical Description
22 photographic prints : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. or smaller. 1 photographic print : color ; 4 x 5 in.
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.
DF Box 14.
Existence and Location of Copies
This collection is available in the Hagley Digital Archives.
This collection is open for research.
Language of Materials
- Du Pont, Henry Belin, 1898-1970 (Person)
- Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 (Person)
- Du Pont, Edward B. (Person)
- Du Pont family (Family)
Finding Aid & Administrative Information
- Atlantic Aviation Corporation photographs
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