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EWR Turns 80
A History of Newark Liberty International Airport

Curated by James Lewis

Main Library
Exhibition on view April 7 – June 14, 2008

Second and Third Floor Galleries

Click on the photos for a larger image.

mailbags_and_plane Heller Field was located in the North Ward and was in operation from December 1919 to May 1921 as a U.S. Mail airfield. Here, mail bags are dropped from wells in the forward part of the fuselage. From the Newark Evening News, December 8, 1919.
T.Edison_and_J.Ray Thomas Alva Edison talks with Captain James Ray at Newark Airport. Photo by Drew B. Peters for the Sunday Call, 1930.
passengers_boarding_plane Passengers did not always have jetways to walk along to board planes. Here, passengers board an Eastern Airlines plane. 1951.
old_paved_runway Newark Liberty International Airport had the first paved runway in the country. The runway was paved in 1928 for the opening of the airport. From The Port of New York Authority, 1928.
Newark_Airport_and_city_skyline Newark Airport circa 1950s.

Photos provided courtesy of The Newark Public Library.


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