The John Drennan Collection

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The John Drennan Collection
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John Drennan – Drennan (1906 – 1986) was a news reporter and commercial photographer. He worked at Roosevelt Field from 1927 – 1951, except during World War Two. He started out as an aviation photographer, based at Roosevelt, who supplied photos of the many notable aviators and happenings on the field to the New York newspapers and wire services. Thus he photographed many famous figures from the early years of American aviation history. He also specialized in photos of construction and accidents in Nassau County.


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