American Airlines, Planes-a-Plenty — 1951
by Paula Bosse
“Dallas Terminal” / ©Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
by Paula Bosse
A few photos of Love Field, hangars, and American Airlines airplanes, all taken in 1951 by Russell Lee for a story in Fortune magazine.
Photos ©Dolph Briscoe Center for American History; all photos are by Russell Lee from the collection of his photographs at the University of Texas at Austin. I am unable to post links because I can no longer find them on the website (!).
This time pictures aren’t larger when clicked. All apologies to fans of the wonderful Russell Lee, for these less-than-crisp images.
Copyright © 2015 Paula Bosse. All Rights Reserved.
I suspect that it was only temporary internet display. have you checked the Internet Archive Wayback machine?
If you meant you could not find them at the Briscoe Center for American History, the photos can be found with this search: https://www.cah.utexas.edu/db/dmr/dmr_result.php?find=american+airlines+1951&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=submit
Be patient. It took over 20 seconds for the results to load for me.
UT should be ashamed. Not only are the search results slow to load but the size of the photos are contrary to the “everything is bigger in Texas” axiom.
Looks like the planes shown are DC-4s, DC-6Bs and CV-240s:
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Thank you! I guess I was doing all the right searches, but I just didn’t wait long enough. I clicked on your link above, and it took 17 seconds!
Love those old ones