Image ID
DN-0088177
Headline
Crowds at Bremen Flyers parade on Michigan Avenue
Date Depicted
1928
Date Created
1928
Creator
Chicago Daily News, Inc.
Creator Role
photographer
Artwork/Object Depicted
glass negatives
Copyright Notice
© Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved.
Credit Line
DN-0088177, Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection, Chicago History Museum
Inventory Number
1960.784
Storage Location
Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum
Horizon Bib. No.
134236
Max Pixels - Height
399
Max Pixels - Width
500
KEYWORDS



Bremen Flyers tour of United States, 1928.
Air pilots--German--United States--1920-1929.--lctgm
Chicago (Ill.)--1920-1929.
Dry plate negatives.--gmgpc
Gelatin dry plate negatives.--aat


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crowds at bremen flyers parade on michigan avenue

Image of crowds standing on the sidewalk and on the stairs in front of the west face of the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 111 South Michigan Avenue in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois, during a parade for the Bremen Flyers, looking south on South Michigan Avenue. People are standing on a bronze lion in the background. The Orchestra Hall and Railway Exchange Building are visible across the street in the background. The flyers were Dr. Hermann K{uml}ohl (German pilot), Baron G{uml}unther von H{uml}unefeld (German passenger), and Major James Fitzmaurice (Irish navigator, co-pilot). They attended ceremonies in Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C., in honor of their east-west transatlantic flight (the first, in April 1928) from Baldonnel, Ireland, to Greenly Island, Labrador, in a Junkers W 33 monoplane, the "Bremen." Later the aviators arrived by ship to the port of Bremen, Germany (June 1928).

Image of crowds standing on the sidewalk and on the stairs in front of the west face of the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 111 South Michigan Avenue in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois, during a parade for the Bremen Flyers, looking south on South Michigan Avenue. People are standing on a bronze lion in the background. The Orchestra Hall and Railway Exchange Building are visible across the street in the background. The flyers were Dr. Hermann K{uml}ohl (German pilot), Baron G{uml}unther von H{uml}unefeld (German passenger), and Major James Fitzmaurice (Irish navigator, co-pilot). They attended ceremonies in Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C., in honor of their east-west transatlantic flight (the first, in April 1928) from Baldonnel, Ireland, to Greenly Island, Labrador, in a Junkers W 33 monoplane, the "Bremen." Later the aviators arrived by ship to the port of Bremen, Germany (June 1928).