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August 12, 2022

Photo of Fred Ferguson and a boy beside a 1920s Monocoupe aircraft, by L.B. Foote Submitted by Bob Lower, retired filmmaker and author


“The boy in this photo could be me (though I was not born for twenty more years), thrilled by aviation and this airplane. This photo epitomizes prairie optimism for me, the optimism of the post WWI pre-depression decade, the promise of the new age of personal aviation, and the sheer exhilaration of being 10 years old with the world at your feet. This photo hung in my house for decades and still brings a smile every time I look at it.”

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Fred Ferguson and a young boy pose by a 1920s Monocoupe aircraft in a grass field.
Archives of Manitoba, L.B. Foote fonds, Foote 896. Trans Canada Motor Company Fred Ferguson, 25 September 1928, P7396/4.

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