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Title Comedian Richard (Red) Skelton with his "Delta Pilot" drawing
Date ca. 1996
Collection Delta Flight Museum Audiovisual
Object Name Photograph, Color
Catalog Number 1996.10.2
Description Print made ca. 1996 of a 1987 photograph of comedian Richard "Red" Skelton holding an original fabric pencil crayon drawing he did on a Delta Air Lines First Class napkin. Drawing depicts Red Skelton's famous hobo clown character "Freddie the Freeloader" as a Delta pilot reading a newspaper. Signed by Red Skelton: "Chuck and Lois / Dear hearts / Red Skelton"
Provenance Delta Capt. Charles and Louis Devonshire were friends of Red Skelton, and commissioned this drawing from him in 1987. This photo accompanied the drawing when it was donated to the Delta Flight Museum in 1996.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Delta Flight Operations
First Class
Subjects Photographs
Photographic prints
Airline pilots
Credit line Gift of Charles and Lois Devonshire
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