THE ADAMOWICZ COLLECTION
A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF EPHEMERA RECORDING THE FIRST TRANS-ATLANTIC FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK TO POLAND, 1934
This archive records the pioneering achievements of the Adamowicz Brothers and their 1934 attempt to span the Atlantic and half of Europe in a single flight.
This collection follows the extraordinary flight undertaken by the Brooklyn Soda Pop manufacturers and brothers, Joseph and Benjamin Adamowicz. "The Conquerers of the Atlantic", as they became known, who flew from the United States to Poland in a single engined Bellanca monoplane which was christened "The City of Warsaw" during a special ceremony held at Roosevelt Field before their departure.
A collection of maps and charts used by the Adamowicz brothers to prepare for, and flight plan their memorable flight to Warsaw, including Aviation atlas by Gulf Refining Co.; U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Weather Bureau chart (annotated); Pilot Chart of the North Atlantic Ocean, 2 copies, (annotated and with photographs relating to the return voyage on board the Glydia America Line T.S.S. Kosciuszko (annotated and with autographs); Mobil oil map of Poland; Cultural map of Poland; topographical maps of Poland (annotated); Pilot chart of North Atlantic Ocean (annotated); Central Europe Topographical chart (annotated); 1930 Variation chart; and others one inscribed in pencil 'just saw an elefant, What country is this, Home find Baltimore - Go Down for check!'; this Air Corps chart for route Washington - Boston scale 1 : 1000000; and a pair of dividers (A lot)