National Geographic : 1928 Jan
SEEING AMERICA WITH LINDBERGH THE OLD WAY TO TRAVEL AND THE NEW In the lower right corner of the photograph is the shadow of the advance plane, from which this picture was taken. The steamer Sprague was headed up the Mississippi, toward Memphis. After circling the steamer for several minutes, the advance plane straightened out toward Memphis, where it arrived within 20 minutes. It took the steamer four hours to cover the distance. PART OF THE FLOODED AREA BELOW MEMPHIS Dropping down the Mississippi, both planes flew along the banks to look over the recently devastated areas. This was one of the places where the flood waters had not receded. The steamer W. M. Rees is pushing heavily loaded barges upstream.