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PAUL GEORGE LAWLER (DATES UNKNOWN)
ACROSS THE PACIFIC / FIVE DAYS VIA PAN AMERICAN. 1938.
41x27 inches, 104x68 1/2 cm. Condition B: staining in upper left margin and into text; repaired tears, creases and slight time-staining in margins; pin holes in corners. Paper.
A Boeing 314 Clipper flying low over Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor, with Victoria Peak in the background. It is interesting to note that Lawler depicts the aircraft with a single, vertical tail fin, as it was originally built. In early tests, this configuration proved unreliable and the plane was outfitted with a wider back fin with endplates at at both ends of the tail. Service from California to Hong Kong was suspended in 1941 due to the outbreak of war. Airlines p. 5, Pan Am p. 109.