Item No: pdcp01122
Title: [Aero Service Plane over Philadelphia]
Print and Picture Collection
In 1919 the Aero Service Corporation was charged with violating a 1794 Pennsylvania blue law prohibiting organized sports on Sundays. General manager Jack Howard was arrested, and the company moved to legally change the classification of air travel from “sports” to “transportation,” allowing daily flights. Airplanes like the one seen here were responsible for documenting the changing landscape and urban development.
This image shows one of Aero Service Corporation's planes flying over Philadelphia in 1923. The photograph was reproduced in a booklet about Aero Systems Engineering, a division of Aero Service Corporation, circa 1960.
Aero Service Corporation - Photographer