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 above a forest. The parachute extends above and has yet to open. This photograph was taken during smokejumping experiments in Winthrop, Washington in 1939. The caption reads, "This jumper deliberately delayed the pulling of the ripcord, falling about 50 feet. This view shows the canopy and shroud lines strung out just before the canopy opened. The pilot chute was cut off in picture but shows the pilot chute shroud lines. The jumper is due for a good twisting owing to the position in which the shroud lines are extending from the pack ." This image is a mounted print used for reference by the National Archives.
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exit; pilot chute; canopy; shroud lines; timber jump