Edgar Tobin Aerial Surveys
San Antonio: n.p., n.d. (1929). Wraps. Very good. Item #22364 .
Oblong folio. Printed stiff orange wraps. Printed introductory page followed by nineteen stiff pages with mounted original photographs. The photographs range in size form 6½ by 8 to 7½ by 9 inches. Some are of testimonial letters the rest are pictures of the Tobin shops and labs, aerial photographs of Texas, and one of the dirigible "Los Angeles" flying over San Antonio. Covers soiled and worn else this is in very good condition.
Accompanied by a 1929 typed letter signed from Tobin to Col. Birdseye of the U. S. Geological Survey with a map of Texas showing areas photographed and ready for delivery
Edgar Tobin was a WWI pilot, a member of Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker's "Hat in the Ring" squardon. In 1928 he founded the TObin Aerial Surveys firm in San Antonio. At the time of his deather in 1954, his firm had become the largest aerial mapping firm in the world. He was credited with being a major contributor of the war effort in the United States.
A very early publication of the Tobin firm, with original photographs. Rare.