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Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17. A tried and thoroughly tested model with an unequalled combat record (four engines, air-cooled turbo-supercharged), the B-17 is essentially a high altitude, long range bomber designed for precision destruction of restricted targets at great

American
1940's
Photographer Gordon Sears Williams


Dimensions

Horizontal: 8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2015.11778

Medium or Technique

Photochrome on card stock.

Not On View

Classifications

Postcards

Back: divided. Mint. C-30 WESCO COLOR CARD
REPRODUCED from NATURAL COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS
Reproduced from an original Kodachrome by Gordon Sears Williams.
LET’S GO! U.S.A. - KEEP ‘EM FLYING!

Provenance

Between 1950 and 2015, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in Europe and the United States; 2015, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 24, 2015)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder