LARRY HARRIS - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED CIRCA 1929 CO-SIGNED BY: E.W. BOICE - HFSID 303492
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Cover commemorating the introduction of airmail service to Nashville, signed by pilot Larry Harris and airfield manager E. W. Boice
Commemorative Envelope signed: "Larry Harris 5685", "E. W. Boice/Field Manager", 6¼x3½. Cover celebrating the first anniversary of airmail service to Nashville, Tennessee, postmarked Nashville, December 1, 1929. In 1925, Congress authorized the Postmaster General to contract with commercial carriers for domestic airmail service, an effort by the Coolidge administration to foster a commercial aviation industry. In 1928, Interstate Airlines won the contract for Contract Air Mail Route 30 (CAM-30), serving Nashville.LARRY HARRISfirst flew in 1915, which would have qualified him as one of the Early Birds of Aviation (cut-off December 1916), although he is not on that organization's membership list. Harris was a flight instructor with Sky Harbor Flying Service before joining Interstate Airlines as an airmail pilot. Harris flew the day shuttle between Atlanta, Georgia, and Nashville. Harris boasted an accident-free flying record. Many of his flights would have been received by the Nashville field manager, E. W. BOICE. Lightly worn. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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