1929 Packard in parade for Admiral Richard E. Byrd

1930

8x10 black and white Packard Co. file photograph of a 1929 Packard three-quarter front view, during ticker tape parade for Admiral Richard E. Byrd, crowd in background. Inscribed on photo back: Packard 640, custom eight, sixth series, 8-cylinder, 106-horsepower, 140.5-inch wheelbase, 7-person touring car (body type #340), fitted with deluxe equipment, plus dual side mirrors, six white sidewall tires, traditional parade from Battery Park up Broadway to City Hall New York City, reception for Rear-Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd (world renowned scientist & explorer; first to fly over south pole, & only person at the time to have over flown both poles) & his companions after a two year south polar expedition to "Little America" & points south, riding in car with Adm. Byrd, Grover Whalen, New York's "King of the Greeters."


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