Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Charlie, Edna Purviance, & Emery Rogers, 1919

Rogers was vice president of the Syd Chaplin Aircraft Corporation which provided the first airline service between Los Angeles and Catalina Island. Edna was the honored guest at the inaugural flight in July 1919 and christened one of the seaplanes by breaking a bottle of grape juice on it. She then accompanied Rogers and another pilot on the flight to Catalina.

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