The photograph is from a scrapbook owned by Larry Lufkin. It corresponds to image 388805 from National Archives and Records Administration.
The photograph was scanned by Larry Lufkin from a Lufkin's scrapbook.
Virgil Derry's back as he models various pieces of smokejumper gear including the helmet, back brace, and ankle braces. He stands in front of a Stinson Reliant aircraft. The photograph was taken during smokejumping experiments in Winthrop, Washington in 1939.
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back brace; ankle braces; helmet; mask; Derry, Virgil; Stinson Aircraft Corporation Reliant