Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2002.026.003.a,b
Collection Harry Porter Collection
Description Two identical photographs of Harry Porter with three other men, identified by note with photograph, from left to right, as C.C. Thompson, a local flight instructor and corporate pilot; Lee Anderson, newspaper publisher; and Carl Gibson.

Harry Porter (1894-1987) had a sixty-four year career in aviation. Beginning as an aviation and automobile racing enthusiast, he served in World War I and first flew in 1923. He opened Porter's Flight School at Lovell Field and trained many people, including pilots for World War II. He continued the school until 1967 and at age ninety was considered to be the oldest active pilot in the United States.
Date 1980s circa
Print size 8.00" x 11.50"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 2002.026