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Ron Weisberg Elmer G. Cross photographs collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2018-10-01-A
This small collection contains four (4) black-and-white photographs of Elmer Cross and relates to his airmail pilot career for Pitcairn Aviation during 1928. Each of the photographs are 8x10" and include information on the reverse.

One photograph shows Cross seated in a partially obscured unidentified aircraft with another man standing next to the U.S. Mail plane. A handwritten caption on the reverse reads "Elmer G. Cross, 6/11/28, as he joins Pitcairn Aviation to fly U.S. mail." There is also a stamp, "Robert Morgan Photographer, Newark Airport, N.J., Tel. Mitchell [illegible]."

Two images are portraits of Cross wearing an aviator's helmet and goggles. On the front lower right corner is embossed "A.L. Dementi, Richmond, VA." On the back of each "Cross" is handwritten in pencil.

The last image is an undated group portrait with twelve men in front of a building. Five of the men are kneeling and holding guns. None of the men are identified, though Cross has been possibly identified as second from the right, standing in the back row. Stamped on the reserve of the photograph is "Photo No. 5371, Eastern Air Lines, News Bureau-Miami, Florida."


  • 1928


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


0.02 Cubic Feet (1 letter size folder)

Immediate Source of Acquistion

The collection was donated by Ron Weisberg after being found in his mother's belongings. The connection between Weisberg and Cross is unknown.


Guide to the Ron Weisberg Elmer G. Cross photographs collection
Completed - Level 2
J. Parent
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

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Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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