St. Moritz, 1919
by Dora Filli
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
In 1919, Walter Mittelholzer and his military colleague Alfred Comte founded Mittelholzer and Co, aerial photo publishing company and passenger flights. A large collection of aerial photographs from all over Switzerland dates from this time. In 1920, this company merged with the financially stronger Ad Astra Aero. Mittelholzer became director and chief pilot of Ad Astra Aero, which later became Swissair.
In the 1930s, Swissair regularly operated passenger flights between Zurich and St. Moritz. The planes landed and took off on the frozen lake of St. Moritz.
Credits: ETH-Bibliothek Zurich, Bildarchiv/Stiftung Luftbild Schweiz /
Photographer: Mittelholzer, Walter / LBS_MH01-001488 / Public Domain Mark
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