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Title Delta Huff Daland Duster Fuselage Piece
Date 1930-1945
Collection Aircraft Parts & Furnishings Collection
Object Name Component, Aircraft
Catalog Number 2003.76.1
Description Triangle-shaped piece of dope-and-fabric "skin" section from the fuselage of a Huff Daland Duster aircraft. Painted with DELTA AIR / CORPORATION / MONROE, LA. crop-dusting logo. Wooden triangle frame.
Height (in) 42
Width (in) 50
Provenance This piece was owned by Frank Willard (1893-1958), who created the popular American comic stip Moon Mullins, which was syndicated by the Chicago Tribune/New York News Syndicate. A ledger of his trips dated November 1, 1961-September 14, 1962 lists a stop in Monroe, Louisiana, on Nov 20, 1961, where it is believed he purchased this piece.

Delta's crop-dusting logo was originally created for predecessor Huff Daland Dusting Company in 1924. Features Thor, the Norse god of thunder, war and agriculture, symbolizes the fight against the boll weevil insect destroying the cotton field of the southern United States in the 1920s.
Search Terms Delta Air Corporation
Huff-Daland Duster
Delta Air Lines
Delta Agricultural Division
Logo, Delta Crop Dusting
Monroe, La.
South (U.S.)
Subjects Aerial dusting in agriculture
Crop dusting
Credit line Delta Flight Museum
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