Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 54 photographs made by an unknown photographer between approximately 1970 and 1981, predominantly in a 3.5 x 3.5 inch color print "snapshot" format, but also including two 3.5 x 3.5 inch black and white prints and six 3.5 x 4.5 inch color prints. Most of the images are believed to have been taken from an observation deck at Manchester (Ringway) Airport, Cheshire, England (UK); a few appear to have been taken at the 1981 Leicester International Air Display; a very few were taken at airports outside of the UK including Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Charlottesville, North Carolina (USA). Aircraft pictured include the following: Aero Spacelines Super Guppy; Aérospatiale SN 601 Corvette; Agusta AB.206B Jet Ranger III (Agusta-Bell); BAC One-Eleven Family; Boeing Models 707, 727, 737, and 747; Bölkow/MBB Bo 105C; Britten Norman BN-2A-III Trislander; de Havilland (Canada) DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300; de Havilland D.H.106 Comet Mk.4; Douglas DC-8 and DC-9; Handley Page Dart Herald H.P.R.7; Lockheed L-1011 Tristar Family (Model 93); McDonnell Douglas DC-10; Nihon (Kokuki Seizo) YS-11A-500; Shorts S.C.7 Skyvan Series 3M; Tupolev Tu-134A Crusty; Vickers (UK) Vanguard Type 952; and the Vickers (UK) VC2 Viscount Types 802 and 806. British airlines pictured include Britannia Airways, British Airways, British Caledonian Airways, British Island Airways (BIA), British Midland Airways (BMA), Court Line Aviation Ltd, Dan-Air, Invicta International Airlines, Laker Airways Ltd, and LoganAir. Foreign airlines pictured include Air France (France), Air Spain (Spain), Alitalia (Italy), Aviaco Lineas Aereas (Spain), Aviogenex (Yugoslavia), Canadian Pacific Air Lines (CP Air)(Canada), Caribbean Airways (Barbados), KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij) (Netherlands), LOT (Poland), Pan Adria (Yugoslavia), Pan American Airways (Pan Am) (USA), Piedmont Airlines (USA), Trans World Airlines (TWA) (USA), and Wardair Canada Ltd (Canada).
Most images are soft-focus and have suffered yellowing and serious magenta-shift color fading overall. Slightly more than half have some annotations on the reverse of the print.