A Century of Progress in Transportation

A Century of Progress in Transportation Chicago Illinois


Stock #: 475110
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Chicago
State: Illinois (IL)
County: Cook
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Written and mailed from the dome of the Travel and Transportation Building. A Century of Progress. Chicago, Illinois. This photograph shows a Century of Progress in transportation - the famous old John Bull engine contrasted with one of the new Boeing monoplanes in service on United Air Lines' plane was selected for exhibition in the Dome of the Travel and Transportation Building because it represents latest features of airplane design and construction. Powered with two 550 bp supercharged Wasp engines, these Boeing Monoplanes can cruise 171 mph. They land at the low speed of 59 miles an hour and take off after a run of only 770 feet. They can climb 1320 feet a minute at sea level and to 10,000 feet in eleven minutes. Carrying a full load of ten passengers, two pilots, stewardess, luggage, mail and express, these planes can climb with only one of their two engines if necessary.