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2006.17.916 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A large group of well-wishers stand and sit before the Greater Rockford airplane on a field in Cochrane, Ontario. The plane's pilots stand on either side of a propeller, Parker "Shorty" Cramer on the left and Bert "Fish" Hassell on the right. The…

2006.17.913 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Bert "Fish" Hassell leans on a propeller of the Greater Rockford airplane before the first Rockford to Stockholm flight attempt on July 26, 1928. The caption from Hassell's autobiography, A Viking with Wings (1987, p. 66) reads, "Fish Hassell with…

2006.17.917 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Bert Hassell (left) and Parker Shorty Cramer (right) pose before their airplane, the Greater Rockford, in Cochrane, Ontario. The caption from Hassell's autobiography, A Viking with Wings (1987, p. 81) states, "After a day's layover, with the Greater…

2006.17.914 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Bert "Fish" Hassell (left) and Parker D. "Shorty" Cramer (right) are pictured standing in front of their airplane, the Greater Rockford, a week before their attempted flight from Rockford IL to Stockholm. In Hassell's autobiography, A Viking with…

2006.17.895 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This view from behind the Greater Rockford shows the airplane on the field of Rockford Airport (later Machesney Field) awaiting to take off in Bert Hassell's and Parker Shorty Cramer's first attempt to fly to Stockholm on July 26, 1928. Two cars can…

2006.17.902 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A view depicting pilots Parker Shorty Cramer (left) and Bert Hassell (right) in the cockpit of their Greater Rockford airplane preparing for their historic attempt to fly from Rockford IL to Stockholm, Sweden.

2006.17.904 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
As the Greater Rockford airplane takes off from Rockford Airport (later Machesney Field) on its way to Stockholm, two people observe from the ground in the lower right portion of the photograph. This may be either Bert Hassell's and Parker Shorty…

2006.17.906 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A view from the right side of the Greater Rockford airplane crash with a man kneeling at the fuselage, which is propped up to allow access for repair. For an additional view, see photo 2006.17.905.

2006.17.905 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A view from the left side of the nose showing the crashed Greater Rockford airplane after Hassell and Cramer's first attempt to fly to Stockholm on July 26, 1928. People surround the wreckage in a field, and a lunch pail and thermos are visible in…

2006.17.894 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A side shot of the airplane christened the "Greater Rockford," a specially modified model SM-1 Stinson-Detroiter Semi-Cantilever Monoplane, powered by a 200 horsepower Wright J-5 Whirlwind Engine. This photograph of the plane on the field is…

2006.17.805 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Bert Hassell is pictured signing his final logbook entry, which had not been recorded since the emergency landing of his plane, the Greater Rockford, on an ice cap in Greenland in 1928.

2006.17.313 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Bert Hassell (right) points with his cane at one of many newspaper articles in a display regarding his famous flight from Rockford IL to Stockholm, Sweden in 1928. The man on the left may be his fellow pilot on that flight, Parker "Shorty" Cramer.

2006.17.312 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Connie Hassell, a United Air Lines stewardess and Bert Hassell's granddaughter, looks over the Rockford Daily Republic newspaper from 1928 recounting her grandfather's rescue from an ice cap during his Rockford to Stockholm flight.

2006.17.310 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Artist Bob Carlin poses with his painting of Bert Hassell's airplane, The Greater Rockford, landing on the ice cap in Greenland in 1928.

2006.17.357 pic 3 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A marching band is seen in this view of the Hassell and Cramer homecoming parade in Rockford IL. This photograph is part of a collection of photo proofs.

2006.17.357 pic 2 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Flanked by costumed parade walkers, this photograph depicts Bert Hassell and Parker Shorty Cramer in a car during a parade in honor of their homecoming to Rockford where their historic flight to Stockholm started. This picture is part of a collection…

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A photograph displaying four motorcycles with sidecars as part of the Hassell and Cramer homecoming parade in Rockford IL after their attempted flight from Rockford to Stockholm, Sweden. This picture is part of a collection of photo proofs.

2006.17.356 pic 3 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Twilight descends and the street lights come on as crowds watch the Hassell and Cramer homecoming parade near the corner of W. State and Main Streets. Busch Jewelry's sign, 213 W. State, is visible near the picture's center. This photograph is part…

2006.17.356 pic 2 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
As street lights are coming on, the crowds are thick on this Rockford street for the passing parade honoring returning aviators Bert Hassell and Parker "Shorty" Cramer. This photograph is part of a collection of photo proofs.

2006.17.355 pic 4 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A photograph taken as the car carrying aviators Bert Hassell and Parker "Shorty" Cramer in their welcome-home parade passes the Rockford Trust Building, turning from West State Street onto Main Street. This photograph is part of a collection of photo…

2006.17.355 pic 3 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A black and white photograph of a crowded portion of West State Street during the parade to honor Rockford's returning aviators, Bert Hassell and Parker "Shorty" Cramer. The sign for Busch Jewelry, 213 W. State, is visible on the left and the…

2006.17.353 pic 4 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Spectators line a Rockford street to honor aviators Bert Hassell and Parker "Shorty" Cramer upon their rescue and return from an aborted flight in their airplane, the "Greater Rockford," from Rockford, Illinois to Stockholm, Sweden. This photograph…

2006.17.360 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This close-up photograph depicts Bert Hassell (left), Parker "Shorty" Cramer (right), and a member of the Welcome Home Committee (middle) riding in a parade car honoring the aviators' return.

2006.17.358 pic 3 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Bert Hassell and Parker "Shorty" Cramer, aviators in the "Greater Rockford" flight from Rockford to Stockholm, are depicted in a car flanked by officials and throngs of adoring fans in this welcome-home parade. This photograph is part of a collection…

2006.17.358 pic 2 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This street scene shows crowds with U. S. flags watching a marching band in a parade honoring Bert Hassell and Parker "Shorty" Cramer upon their rescue and return from an aborted flight from Rockford to Stockholm, Sweden. This photograph is part of a…

2006.17.358 pic 1 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
After an emergency landing of their airplane, the "Greater Rockford," on a Greenland ice cap, pilots Bert Hassell and Parker "Shorty" Cramer return to a heroes' welcome. As they ride in a car followed by a marching band, this parade is in their…

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Looking dapper in a three-piece suit, this portrait of Mayor Bert Allen shows a Hassell & Cramer tag pinned to his overcoat, referring to the team who attempted to fly their airplane, the "Greater Rockford," from Rockford to Stockholm, Sweden in…

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While a man videotapes workers handling the landing gear of the "Greater Rockford" wreckage, other cameramen snap pictures of the plane's pilot, Bert Hassell (seated in dark suit and hat), seeing his airplane for the first time in more than 40 years.…

90.109.25 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
On the flight to Stockholm, Bert Hassell's airplane, the "Greater Rockford," crashed on an ice cap in Greenland in August 1928 where it remained for forty years. Recovery efforts were made in 1968, and the airplane was returned to Rockford on June…

2006.90.2R 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A full view of Bert Hassell's airplane, the "Greater Rockford," on the field before a hangar. To the right there appears to be another photographer adjusting a camera on a tripod. This photograph is a reproduction. For an additional view, see photo…

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A photograph displaying Bert Hassell's airplane, the "Greater Rockford," a specially modified model SM-1 Stinson-Detroiter Semi-Cantilever Monoplane, powered by a 200 horsepower Wright J-5 Whirlwind Engine. The cabin was large enough to seat six, but…

2006.90.5cR 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This photograph represents another view of Bert Hassell's plane, the Greater Rockford, with crowds surrounding it on the field at Rockford Airport (later Machesney Field). It appears that someone is checking the airplane near the cockpit; it could be…

2006.90.4bR 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
With Bert Hassell's plane, the Greater Rockford, on the field at Rockford Airport (later Machesney Field), it's unclear whether this was Hassell's first attempt to fly to Stockholm made on July 26, 1928 or the second attempt on August 16.
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