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Boeing Company B-52 and 707 photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1990-06-15-24
The collection contains thirty-eight (38) black-and-white 11x14" photographs from the Boeing Company Historical Archives which relate to the March 18, 1954 Boeing B-52 Stratofortress ceremony with General Nathan Twining; Boeing 707 production; and one photograph of a photograph depicting a 1919 Boeing mailplane first flight from Vancouver to Seattle, Washington. Duplication occurs.

Some photographs have a handwritten H-number on the reverse of image, but the bulk do not have additional captions to provide contextual information. The lone exception is the mailplane photograph of a photograph which includes a printed caption on the front: "First international mail flight Vancouver to Seattle. W.E. Boeing of Seattle leaving Vancouver, March 3, 1919. Photo by S. Thomson, Vancouver, B.C."

Note that one image, which depicts an unidentified man leaning out of what is likely the pilot's window on a in-production Boeing 707, has a piece of paper taped to the front center that reads "Boeing photo album culls." It is possible this refers to all of the photographs in the collection, not just this image.


  • 1919 to 1950s

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.


.75 Cubic Feet (1 flat box and 1 folder)


No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Note that one image has a piece of paper taped to the front center of the image which cannot be removed without causing damage to the photograph.
Guide to the Boeing Company B-52 and 707 photographs
Completed - Level 2
J. Parent
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Revision Statements

  • June 2020: Updated related agents, added accruals note.

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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