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KEATING, Herbert L
[Photo Album]: Parks Air College & American Airlines
[Circa 1930s]. Near Fine. Hardcover. Folio. Measuring 10" x 12.5". Screw-bound brown cloth over stiff paper boards with "Parks Air College & American Airlines. Herbert L. Keating" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 251 sepia-toned or black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 8" x10", some with captions. Near fine album with near fine photographs. A photo album kept by New York native, Herbert L. Keating during his pilot training, teaching career, and service with American Airlines between 1935 and 1960. Keating attended the Parks Air College in Saint Louis in 1935 and the early part of the album follows his training at the school. While studying to be a pilot and aeronautical engineer, he showed a knack for photography, documenting his time at school and his later career. Early photos show multiple aircraft used by students, men in their pilot's gear, and students working on craft in the hangers. Keating features an abundance of different planes throughout the album from early teaching models to passenger planes. Most of these photos were taken at the school with some clearly commercial or teaching photos captioned with make and model. Some of the photos show aerial shots of planes and the college. When he wasn't flying Keating participated in activities at the school including playing on the baseball team, which is seen in a group shot. A newspaper clipping here reads, "Engineering graduate Herbert L. Keating to head aeronautical school at Oxford U." It continues, "Keating...has been retained by Oxford University of Louisville, Ky … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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