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    President Calvin Coolidge Original Photograph Wearing a raincoat and hat and standing next to a large plane, Coolidge is looking at an aviator who is holding his hat. We think the pilot in this image is Medal of Honor winner Floyd Bennett, close friend and personal pilot to Richard E. Byrd. The two of them made the first flight over the North Pole in 1926. Bennett was on his way to be Byrd's second-in-command on the 1928-30 South Pole expedition when he fell sick and died at Quebec. He was mourned throughout the United States as a hero. The Floyd Bennett airport in Brooklyn is named after him. This photograph is in excellent condition and is matted and framed to 17" x 20.5".

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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