Faces from 1938, pt. 1

Did you by any chance catch the “History Preserved” column in the In the Air section of Model Aviation magazine’s April issue? The museum highlighted a panoramic photograph donated by J.D. Foster. The event pictured is the Annual Miniature Airplane Contest, held October 2, 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri.

A panoramic photograph showing the participants of the Annual Miniature Airplane Contest, held October 2, 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri. A plastic layer over the photograph details some of the names of the participants.
Annual Miniature Airplane Contest, Kansas City, MO, Oct 2, 1938. [#0215 J. D. Foster Collection, National Model Aviation Museum]
We are attempting to identify individuals in this photograph. Some of them are already identified (by name or other descriptor) as you can see from this enlarged photograph of the left section of the panorama. Do you know who the other flyers are? If you have some ideas, please write to the Museum’s Archivist, Jackie, at jackies@modelaircraft.org.

A close up of the left end of the panaromic photo.
Annual Miniature Airplane Contest, Kansas City, MO, Oct 2, 1938. [#0215 J. D. Foster Collection, National Model Aviation Museum]
We will post several more blogs this month with three more close-up views of the photograph. Check back next week to see another section of this great piece of American modeling history.

Go to the middle left section of the image.  And the middle right section of the image.  And the far right section.

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