Richard Adams asks whether folks could help him out with some research on color schemes for a project he's working on:

NC 199H was a Sikorsky S-38 flying boat that the predecessor to Northwest Airlines, Northwest Airways, used to deliver mail and passengers between St. Paul and the Duluth harbor in 1931-32. Most of the photographs of that era feature her sister ship. From an old friend's family archives I located a photo taken of this airplane in her St. Paul hangar in 1932, just before she was sold to my friend's grandfather to start a service between Houghton, MI and Isle Royale in Lake Superior, that had just become a national park.

Could you help me document colors of this airplane either in NWA livery or Royale Line's livery? I will attach photos that came from my friend's family archives. First as NWA and, second, as Royale Lines.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Click to email Richard.