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John McCullough Early Boeing Photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2021-11-30
The John McCullough Early Boeing Photographs is a small collection consisting of nine photographs depicting Boeing Company employees and aircraft, circa 1930.

Four images depict aircraft including a Stearman C-3, Boeing 203s, a Boeing 203A, a Loening C-2C air ferry, and a glider built by the Mattley Airplane and Motor Company. Four photographs depict unidentified young men, possibly employees at the Boeing School of Aeronautics in Oakland, California. The photographs are all black-and-white and most are 4.5x2.75 inches, though a few have been cut smaller. The photographs were affixed to loose album pages though the pages were missing many photographs. The images have some brief captions, but do not identify the people pictured. The album pages were taken from a photo album created by McCullough. McCullough, who was from Albany, New York, took the photos in 1930 when we went on a cross-country trip to visit his friend Charles Kirtchner who was living in Alameda, California. Kirtchner worked in the aviation industry and was presumbaly working for the Boeing School of Aeronautics in Oakland at the time the photographs were taken. It is possible that Kirtchner and McCullough appear in the photographs, but they are not identified.


  • 1930


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.


.01 Cubic Feet (1 letter-size folder)

Processing Information

The photographs were removed from the album pages for preservation purposes, though two photographs could not be removed. The pages were copied first to document the arrangement of the photos on the pages.
Guide to the John McCullough Early Boeing Photographs
Completed - Level 1
Nicole Davis
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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