1929 Aero Digest Advertisement

1929 Aero Digest Advertisement
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17362
Building: 
Current Location: 
West Wall
Floor: 
3rd
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a black and white laminated reproduction print of an Aero Digest article from April 1929 about Kansas City's advantage in the then growing aviation transportation industry.
Framed: 
Yes
Length: 
32 1/2 inches
Width: 
1 1/4 inches
Height: 
42 3/4 inches
Description: 

This image is from a page of the April 1929 issue of Aero Digest, a professional periodical covering the aircraft industry. The article focuses on the economy of the growing air transportation industry and Kansas City's potential to be the next "air metropolis". The article shows via a graphic representation that Kansas City's central location within the country gives it an advantage in the industry by being the "hub of vast areas". The image shows small planes radiating out from Kansas City to others all over the country. Next to each plane is the flight distance in miles, and the relatively small numbers fortify the claim below that the Midwestern city is "Nearest by Air to Everywhere". One large plane passes over the image, illuminating Kansas City and its planes in its path. Location tops the article's list of the outstanding factors that contribute to the development of Kansas City, along with its close-in airport, economy of production, and ideal weather conditions. The article was written by the Industrial Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City, Missouri, and provides a section at the bottom for readers interested in receiving facts about reduced production costs, air transportation, flying schools, or the aircraft market can fill out with their information and send back to the committee.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes