A dozen men gather around floatplane at dock Notes on verso: "Myself in cockpit, turning the plane around, getting ready for a flight, 3:30 A.M."; "This was morning of the first test flight of Jenny on float"; "Note Shell Simmons in front of...
Color photograph, taken along with series of black and whites Notes on versos include: "World's first turbine prop-jet-converted Grumman Goose N-95431"; "After also receiving McKinnon retractable wing front mod"
Title taken from image. Men wearing embroidered collars, aprons, with flags and ceremonial objects. Children and other spectators look out from open windows in background. Man in front center wearing top hat is George Lawler.
Six men in suits pose in front of Alaska Coastal-Ellis Airlines amphibian Notes on verso identify the men, left to right, as unknown, unknown, Ben Beneke, Shell Simmons, Jack Sherman, and Jack Bracelen
Shell Simmons (second from left), Bee Simmons (far right), and two unidentified people pose in front of Shell's private plane, a Cessna 185 with sign: "Juneau, Alaska, 'Capital City of the Great Land'"