This is the fouth in a series of limited edition pen and ink renderings depicting aviation in Oklahoma by award-winning Tulsa artist Monte Toon. Modern day Braniff was founded November 3, 1930 in Oklahoma City with Thomas E. Braniff as president, E. E. Westervelt, vice-president and brother Paul Braniff as secretary-treasurer. The first scheduled flights of the new airline were November 13 between Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Wichita Falls using two Vegas. The drawing shows a Braniff Vega off the Curtiss Wright airport near North May and Britton Road in early 1935.
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Preservation and archiving of this significant Tulsa treasure of photographs and artifacts was made possible through the Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa Historical Society and the generosity of Tulsa World/Lorton Family Chester Cadieux the Rotary Club of Tulsa and many other community-minded corporations, institutions and individuals.