The airplane was restored in upstate New York in the late 1970s and flown extensively, visiting Sun 'N' Fun, Oshkosh, and other fly-ins. That owner died in 1999, and his son inherited it. I bought it from the son. The last annual in the logbooks was in 1995, but the fabric and structure were in great shape. The engine (a 220 Continental, installed when it was a crop duster in the 1950s), however, had last been overhauled in 1954, so with the help of some friends I disassembled the airplane and brought it back to Virginia in a Ryder truck. Besides needing a fresh engine, it needed a lot of other work, new hoses, tires, cables, wiring, and etc. It took about 10 months to get it flying again, but it flies very well. I'm going to use it to start a biplane rides business at Culpeper, and also hope to take it to Oshkosh this summer, so keep an eye out.
Miss Marianna was what J. L. Parker named it, so I had to put that back on
I've also been in touch with the family of the man who owned it from 1935 until 1939, Harold Tschantz of Columbia City, Indiana. They are going to see if they have any photos of it, and my friend found an article about him saying that he was part of Air Mail Week in 1938, when local pilots were inducted as Air Mail pilots for one day as a promotional event, and flew the mail from their local airports to the nearest big city hub. So it appears that this was an actual Air Mail airplane, if only for a day-