National Air and Space Museum Archives

British Airliners [Manchester Airport] Color Photography

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1223
Dates:
circa 1970 to 1981
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.01 Cubic feet
1 folder
54 photographs
Repository:
Container:
1
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This collection consists of 54 photographs made by an unknown photographer between approximately 1970 and 1981, predominantly in a small 3.5 x 3.5 inch color print "snapshot" format. Most of the images are of airliners and are believed to have been taken from an observation deck at Manchester (Ringway) Airport, England (UK). Most images are soft-focus and have suffered yellowing and serious magenta-shift color fading overall.

Scope and Contents
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.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Photographs are presented in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Manchester (Ringway) Airport, located in the Ringway parish of Cheshire, England, south of the city of Manchester, dates from the late 1930s. During World War II it served as a base for the Royal Air Force (RAF Ringway). After the war it was returned to civilian use, growing in size and operations until it became the largest UK airport outside of London in terms of total passenger traffic.

Administration
Author
Melissa A. N. Keiser
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown, tranferred from R. E. G. Davies, NASM Aeronautics Department, circa 1989, NASM.XXXX.1223
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Melissa A. N. Keiser, 2022.

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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
British Airliners [Manchester Airport] Color Photography, Acc. NASM.XXXX.1223, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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