Model airplane contestants, Portland, 1935

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Model airplane contestants, Portland, 1935

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On November 10, 1935, the circulation department of the Portland Evening Express, Press Herald, and the Sunday Telegram began a series of model airplane meets at the Armory on Milk Street, which would culminate in a statewide contest. Meets were scheduled throughout the winter, and were open to model airplane builders throughout the state of Maine, free of charge. The Gannett newspapers hired Wallace Adams, a local model expert, to teach the children the craft of building model airplanes, again, free of charge.

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  • Title: Model airplane contestants, Portland, 1935
  • Creation Date: 1935
  • Subject Date: 1935
  • Local Name: Milk Street Armory
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 12.7 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.19648
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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