Jun 27, 2024 - Sale 2675

Sale 2675 - Lot 58

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(AVIATION.) Photo album of the Harvard Boston Aero Meet, the first major aviation meet in the United States. 66 photographs, each about 3½ x 4½ inches, laid down on 33 album leaves with tidy captions, plus 11 pages of clippings from the event program. Oblong 8vo, 5 x 6½ inches, original suede, worn with a tape repair; minimal wear to contents. Quincy, MA, September 1910

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The event was a partnership of the Aero Club of New England and the Harvard Aeronautical Society of Harvard University. It includes shots of Wright, Bleriot, Farman and Curtiss planes in the air; several shots of President Taft and his family, and several of the excited crowd looking skyward (one titled "The Cranes"). Also depicted are aviators Clifford Harmon, William Starling Burgess, Claude Grahame-White, Ralph Johnstone, Walter Brookins, Wilbur Wright, Alliott Verdon Roe, Sidney MacDonald, and Glenn Curtiss. Boston mayor John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald shows up in the passenger seat of Grahame-White's plane, and the wrecks of Roe and Harmon's planes are shown.