Could this possibly be Vic Mason? Vic Mason flew out of Marion, New York as a crop duster for much of the 1960's. I have no idea what he did prior to his crop dusting. He might have seen service in WWII. Vic died several years ago but I believe his widow may still live in Marion. If this is a possibility for your search let me know and I will check further.
Les Buell
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another possible source for historic photographs an maps


Daniel N. Pagano, Ph.D.

Urban Archeologist

The City of New York

Landmarks Preservation Commission

Municipal Building

One Centre Street, 9th Floor North

New York, NY 10007


Ph. 212 669 7826

Fax 212 669 7818

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From: A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bill Casey
Tuesday, April 03, 2007 4:11 PM
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Subject: [NYHIST-L] Air Photos by the "Mason Flying Service"


I have been looking for air photos taken by photographers from airplanes in the Central New York region.


An early source of photos is "Mason Flying Service"  Air Photo from Geneva, NY.  the Geneva Historical Society tells me that the Mason Flying Service was no longer listed in the Geneva Directory by 1950.  I have not been able to locate anyone that knows what happened to them or where their negatives might be housed.




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