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Parks Johnson interviews Mexican pilot Franciso Sarabia from the RCA Pavilion at the New York World's Fair, May 27, 1939

1939-05-2714 x 10 cmPhotograph, documentarymonochromeJump to full detailsRequest from Special Collections

Summary:Episode number 292, New York World's Fair - RCA Pavilion, May 27, 1939. Francisco Sarabia was a Mexican aviator who had become famous at the time for breaking the record of flying from Los Angeles to Mexico City in the fastest time. When this photo was taken, he had broken the record for flying from Mexico City to New York City a few days prior. He was killed on June 7, 1939 in a plane crash in Washington D.C., on his way back to Mexico City.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Temporal subject: 1931-1940
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:New York
Geographical subject – Settlement:New York City
Topical subjects: Sarabia, Francisco, 1901-1939
Radio broadcasting
Air pilots
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)
Vox pop (Radio program)
Johnson, Parks
ArchivesUM location:Vox Pop Collection
  • series 4
  • box 7
  • folder 7
  • accession 1996-18
Repository:Library of American Broadcasting
Browse terms:Broadcasting, Communications
Copyright holder:University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
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