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TSS MONTEREY II carrying the aircraft 'The Spirit of Fun' underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Date: 1932
Dimensions:
Overall: 160 x 207 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00021331
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Millers Point,

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    This photograph depicts the Oceanic Steamship Company's TSS MONTEREY II underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge probably carrying the aircraft 'The Spirit of Fun', Lockheed Orion NC 12229. This was for the first flight within Australia of a US civil aircraft. The aircraft was to be piloted by Arthur M Loew of MGM Studios and his attorney Joseph Rosthal and flown on a round-world tour.
    SignificanceThe Samuel J Hood photographic collection records an extensive range of maritime activity on Sydney Harbour, including sail and steam ships, crew portraits, crews at work, ship interiors, stevedores loading and unloading cargo, port scenes, pleasure boats and harbourside social activities from the 1890s through to the 1950s. They are also highly competent artistic studies and views - Hood was regarded as an important figure in early Australian photojournalism. Hood’s maritime photographs are one of the most significant collections of such work in Australia.
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    Assigned title: TSS MONTEREY II

    Web title: TSS MONTEREY II carrying the aircraft 'The Spirit of Fun' underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge

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