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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Cessna Set: 1970

Cessna Set: 1970

"Sep 70" is the only information on this slide I found in a Southern California thrift store. View full size.

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1965 Cessna 182J

Powder Puff Derby

The number "61" on the vertical stabilizer probably means that these two women participated as a team in the "Powder Puff Derby," a transcontinental air race for women that was sponsored by the 99s, a women's pilot organization. It is still held today but it is now called the "Air Race Classic".

In 1970 the race started in Monterey, California, and ended in Bristol, Pennsylvania, in early July of 1970. If the date is accurate this photo was probably taken after they returned to California. The race is typically held in late June each year.

If someone has a program from this 1970 race we could probably identify the two women who flew as Team 61.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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