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Catalog Number 2016.015.001.122
Title Untitled (Revealing Airline Chairs at Robert M. Halperin's 50th Birthday Celebration), June 1978
Photographer Unknown
Collection Archival Collection
Object Name Photograph, Color
Category Photographs
Date June 1978
Description Untitled (Revealing Airline Chairs at Robert M. Halperin's 50th Birthday Celebration), June 1978. This color photograph shows an image from Robert M. Halperin’s 50th birthday celebration at Burgess Park in Menlo Park, California. Paul Cook, the founder and CEO of the Raychem Corporation, appears in a grassy area with tall trees. He is visible at left in the image watching as two men remove white paper from a pair of blue airline seats at center. All three men wear black armbands marked with “50” in white font. A mobile aircraft staircase decorated with red and white streamers appears in the background at left.

Raychemer Leon Hansen notes that the aircraft equipment was a joke gift as Halperin flew to many places as part of his work, at that time, as Executive Vice President of the Raychem Corporation.
Place Menlo Park, CA
Event Birthday
People Halperin, Robert M.
Cook, Paul M.
Subjects Airplane equipment
Birthdays
Parks
Search Terms Airline Equipment
Birthday
Burgess Park
Halperin, Robert M.
Menlo Park
Raychem Corporation