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RAC1 Mason, George H.

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Title

RAC1 Mason, George H.

Description

An early Roanoke aviator who used flight for commercial success was George H. Mason, shown here in 1929 with his Waco. Mason sold textbooks throughout Virginia, the Carolinas, George and Florida. He would circle a town, drawing attention, and then land near schoolyards to take book orders, often addressing the awestruck students. In an advertisement for Waco aircraft, Mason was profiled and the company boasted, "The value of a Waco as an Aid to Mr. Mason's sales is reflected in his record. He consistently leads the entire sales force of his company. He profits by prestige gained through use of his Waco...by his ability to cover more territory, more frequently and in less time.

Date

1929

Contributor

Courtesy of Henry Mason

Identifier

RAC1

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Digital tiff

Citation

“RAC1 Mason, George H.,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed December 5, 2021, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/RAC1.