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.
Frank and Virgil Derry hold a pair of jump pants while standing in front of a Stinson Reliant aircraft. The pants appear very large due in part to the fact that they are unzipped. The photograph was taken during smokejumping experiments in Winthrop, Washington in 1939. A helmet with a facemask rests on the ground. The caption on the photograph reads "Okanogan National Forest - The Forest Service (khaki) timber jumper's suit pants unzippered." This image is a mounted print used for reference by the National Archives.
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jump pants; helmet; mask; Derry, Frank, 1904-1968; Derry, Virgil; Stinson Aircraft Corporation Reliant