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Robert E. Hage Photograph Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2021-06-25
The Robert E. Hage Photograph Collection consists primarily of visual materials related to Hage's career as an aeronautical engineer and executive at the Boeing Company and McDonnell Aircraft Company in the mid-to-late twentieth century.

Hage's time at Boeing is documented with four official black-and-white 8x10-inch photographs of Hage with colleagues. Three show the men in thier offices at King County Airport at Boeing Field and one shows them in the cockpit of a 707.

The bulk of the collection documents Hage's time at McDonnell. One 8x10-inch color photograph shows President Kennedy's visit to McDonnell plant during the Gemini project in 1962, and five black-and-white images show Hage being interviewed for a Japanese television program during the same time period. Six small photograph albums, each with about 14-20 7.5x9.5-inch color photographs, as well as a few loose black-and-white prints, depict various events that Hage attended including a DC-10 delivery to Aeromexico in 1974; a Scandinavian Airlines 30th anniversary party in 1976; a DC-10 delivery to VIASA in 1978; a DC-10 devlivery to Yugoslav Airlines in 1978; a DC-10 delivery to Lufthansa; a DC-10 delivery to Pakistan International Airlines; and a NATO visit to McDonnell. A few other photos also depict Hage during his work at McDonnell and other unidentified events. Some images include Sandy McDonnell.

A few assorted oversize prints are present including an image of a University of Washington Engineers' Banquet from 1937; a Boeing B-17 in flight; and a photographic reproduction of a painting depicting an F-4 Phantom against da Vinci's Vitruvian Man and other moments in the history of flight.

There is also one clipping about his work at McDonnell.


  • circa 1950s-1978


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.


.61 Cubic Feet (1 full width letter size document box, 1 half width letter size document box, 1 oversize folder)

Separated Materials

The following items have been separated from the archival component of this collection and transferred to the Library:
  • Airplane Performance Stability and Control signed by Al Mooney to Bob Hage.
  • 747 , signed by Joe Sutter to Bob Hage: "To Bob Hage, What your student did, June 15 2006"
  • When I Consider the Heavens

The following items have been separated from the archival component of this collection and are kept in Objects storage:

  • Apollo 11 commemorative coin from McDonnell Douglas
  • DC-10 desk model with stand
  • Painting, oil, portrait of Bob Hage with DC-10 in background
Guide to the Robert E. Hage Photograph Collection
Completed - Level 1
N. Davis
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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