PERU: First Air Mail

The signers of the Tacna-Arica boundary agreement, which ended South America's 46-year-old sideache (TIME, May 27), were chosen last week as subjects for the first picture to be sent by direct air mail from Peru to the U. S.

Standing in the garden of the presidential palace at Lima are U. S. Ambassador Alexander Pollock Moore, widower of famed Lillian Russell; short-legged President Augusto Leguia of Peru; bland Ambassador Emiliano Figueroa-Larrain of Chile.

Six and one-half days was the flying photograph in transit, eight days faster than the fastest steamer.

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