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    Signed by 145 Early Aviators,
    Including Eddie Rickenbacker

    [Eddie Rickenbacker, et al.]. Spectacular 1936 "Quiet Birdmen" Pilot Portrait Album. Privately produced and published by the Quiet Birdmen, a fraternal organization of pilots founded in 1921 by Harvey Mummert and Harry Bruno, this album contains 141 pages of black-and-white photo portraits of member pilots printed on the recto side only. The portraits contained constitute a veritable "who's who" of early aviation: Eddie Rickenbacker, Charles Lindbergh, Clyde Pangborn, Ernst Udet, Jimmy Doolittle, Roscoe Turner, and over 500 other pilots, many who have become household names. This is the personal copy of Hector "Buzzard" Alexander whose name is stamped in gilt on the lower edge of the front wrapper. The portraits are contained in an attractive grained-leather binder, 9" x 11.5", with an embossed Quiet Birdmen logo on the front cover. Bound in front is a printed subscription letter containing information on how to submit photos for publication in the album and purchasing information. An envelope containing three newspaper clippings regarding some of the pilots, as well as a photograph of Frank Steinman are laid-in. The album cover is slightly worn but the internal contents are sound and in near fine condition. From a private collection in North Carolina.

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