National Archives and Records Administration (RG 95-GP-4911, Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History).
The photograph was scanned at the National Archives branch in College Park, Maryland.
A jumper deploys his parachute in a test jump over a forest as part of smokejumping experiments in Winthrop, Washington in 1939. The photograph is taken from an airplane above the jumper. This is a mounted print used for reference by the National Archives.
No known restrictions.
smokejumping exit technique; parachute deployment; parachute