LATF Hipster (19)
By: Joshua Glenn | Categories: Haw-Haw

Nineteenth in a series of posts asking you to look at that forgotten hipster.

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Massachusetts-born aviator Roscoe Turner wearing a high-altitude coat and what appear to be animal-paw gloves.

Turner set the east to west transcontinental airspeed record at 12 hours and 33 minutes, from New York to Burbank, California, on November 14, 1930. Turner bettered by two hours and 17 minutes the former mark set by Frank Hawks. He also won the Bendix Trophy in 1933 and the Thompson trophy in 1934, 1938 and 1939.

Photo courtesy of San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive, via Flickr’s Commons.

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SIMILAR HILOBROW SERIES: BICYCLE KICK | CECI EST UNE PIPE — a gallery | CHESS MATCH — a gallery | EGGHEAD — a gallery | CIRCLE GAME | FILE X — a gallery | HILOBROW COVERS — a gallery

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Joshua Glenn is a cultural and brand semiotician, and co-principal of the agency SEMIOVOX LLC. He is editor and publisher of HILOBROW and the Radium Age sci-fi paperback imprint HILOBOOKS. He is author of (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY (2008) and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY (2011), and editor of the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY (2007) and (with Rob Walker) SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS (2012). With Elizabeth Foy Larsen and Tony Leone, Josh produced the popular family activities guides UNBORED (2012), UNBORED GAMES (2014), and UNBORED ADVENTURE (2015), not to mention two UNBORED activity kits from MindWare. In the ’00s, Josh was an editor and columnist for the BOSTON GLOBE's IDEAS section; in the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT. He was born and raised in Boston, where he lives with his wife and sons.