• Creator
  • Staff PhotographerSeattle Post-Intelligencer
  • Created Date
  • 1929
  • Description
  • In 1929, Tacoma lumber businessman John Buffelen offered a prize of $25,000 to the first person to fly nonstop from Tacoma to Tokyo. Buffelen hoped that the flight would attract international attention to Tacoma. Inspired by the transatlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh, stunt pilot Harold Bromley attempted the trip on July 28, 1929.In this photo, an unidentified man speaks into a microphone at the Tacoma speedway before pilot Harold Bromley (... more
    In 1929, Tacoma lumber businessman John Buffelen offered a prize of $25,000 to the first person to fly nonstop from Tacoma to Tokyo. Buffelen hoped that the flight would attract international attention to Tacoma. Inspired by the transatlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh, stunt pilot Harold Bromley attempted the trip on July 28, 1929.In this photo, an unidentified man speaks into a microphone at the Tacoma speedway before pilot Harold Bromley (left) leaves on his flight. Bromley hoped to become the first person to fly nonstop across the Pacific. Unfortunately, his plane crashed while still traveling on the runway. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
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