|Title||Delta Huff Daland Duster Fuselage Piece|
|Collection||Aircraft Parts & Furnishings Collection|
|Object Name||Component, Aircraft|
|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.|
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.
Delta Air Corporation
Delta Air Lines
Delta Agricultural Division
Logo, Delta Crop Dusting
Aerial dusting in agriculture
|Credit line||Delta Flight Museum|
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