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Christening Vern Roberts airplane, "Go-Fargo-Go" at Roberts Field, Fargo, N.D.
Christening Vern Roberts airplane, "Go-Fargo-Go" at Roberts Field, Fargo, N.D.
TitleChristening Vern Roberts airplane, "Go-Fargo-Go" at Roberts Field, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1927-09-09
CreatorAnderson, David, 1883-1962
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionGroup of people standing beside an airplane in Fargo, N.D. Left to right are; unknown man, Murray Baldwin, Miss Legionaire Harriet Phillips, Vernon Roberts, W. P. Chestnut, E. J. Schoenberg, and George Sweetland. Harriet Phillips appears to be breaking a bottle on the wheel of the plane.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Airplanes
Dedications
Air pilots
Business people
Personal NameBaldwin, Murray A., 1896-1975
Duncan, Harriet Phillips, 1907-1987
Roberts, Vern (Vernon L.), 1896-1953
Chestnut, William P.
Schonberg, Ejnar J., 1885-1966
Sweetland, George H., 1861-1936
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Decade1920-1929
Item Number2023.23.11
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original12 x 18 cm.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe image was taken during the christening of Vern Robert's monocoupe airplane named "Go-Fargo-Go". The plane was Fargo's entry in the National Air Derby, held in Spokane, Washington on September 22 to 24, 1927. The christening took place at Robert's Field located approximately at 18th Street and 8th Avenue S. in Fargo. Murray Baldwin who was president of the Fargo Aeronautic club, was master of ceremonies. The Fargo City Commission, and the American Legion were in attendance. Miss Legionnaire Harriet Phillips broke a bottle of liquid over the tire of the plane, and stated "Do your best for Fargo".
Bibliographic Reference"'Go-Fargo-Go' Is Christened", Fargo Forum & Daily Republican, September 10, 1927, p. 1.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionDavid Anderson Photograph Collection 2023
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/912
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2023.23.11)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs006256
Original SourcePhotograph
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