Image ID
DN-0011317
Headline
Italian flyers, an airplane skimming Lake Michigan before a large crowd at the lakefront in Chicago, near view
Date Depicted
1933
Date Created
1933
Creator
Chicago Daily News, Inc.
Creator Role
photographer
Artwork/Object Depicted
glass negatives
Copyright Notice
© Chicago Historical Society, published on or before 2015, all rights reserved
Credit Line
DN-0011317, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum
Inventory Number
1960.784
Storage Location
Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum
Acquisition Source
Gift of Field Enterprises, Inc.
Max Pixels - Height
2906
Max Pixels - Width
4117
KEYWORDS
Chicago (Ill.)
transportation
boats
ships
airplanes
1960.784
Airplanes
Illinois
Chicago
1930-1939
Air pilots
Italian
Air shows
Sports spectators
Michigan, Lake
1930-1939
Dry plate negatives
Gelatin dry plate negatives
DN-0011317
italian flyers an airplane skimming lake michigan before a large crowd at the lakefront in chicago near view

Near view of General Italo Balbo's plane skimming the water of Lake Michigan before a large crowd at the Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, July 1933. Balbo, official air minister of Italy under Benito Mussolini, organized and led the Italian air armada in a formation flight from Rome to Chicago to New York and back to Rome. The formation flight consisted of 24 Savoia-Marchetti-S.55X hydroplanes, which landed in Chicago on July 14, 1933.

Near view of General Italo Balbo's plane skimming the water of Lake Michigan before a large crowd at the Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, July 1933. Balbo, official air minister of Italy under Benito Mussolini, organized and led the Italian air armada in a formation flight from Rome to Chicago to New York and back to Rome. The formation flight consisted of 24 Savoia-Marchetti-S.55X hydroplanes, which landed in Chicago on July 14, 1933.

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