s u r e o v e Boeing’s vast archives safeguard the past, provide a guide to the future By Dan Ral ey | Photos by Bob Ferguson In a locked and chilled room, 4 million photographs and negatives are stored in cabinets alongside 16 mm motion-picture film kept in stacked silver canisters. It’s one of the largest collections of its kind anywhere. Among the countless airplane, factory and employee images are a dozen from a 1946 photo shoot of a teenage model doing promotional work inside a Douglas DC-6—someone later known as actress Marilyn Monroe. In yet another room are a pair of Photo: Among the oldest artifacts in the Boeing Archives are a logbook and photos of the B & W, a seaplane built by Bill Boeing, which preceded the formation of his airplane-making company.
Frontiers September 2015 Issue
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