104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010  | 
(212) 254-4710  |  Mon - Fri, 10AM - 6PM
Follow Us:
  • We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

    (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
    Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM

     

    Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

    Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.

    Sale 2326 | Lot 67
    Price Realized: $35,000With Buyer's Premium
    Show Hammer Price
    • Click Image To Enlarge

    • Sale 2326 Lot 67

      DESIGNER UNKNOWN THE NATION, STATE AND CITY WELCOME THE WORLDS GREATEST AVIATORS. 1909.
      31 1/2x22 inches, 80x56 cm. The Walker Litho. Co., Dayton, Ohio.
      Condition B+ / B: repaired tears and restored losses at edges; overpainting in margins; creases, abrasions and restoration in image.
      After their initial flight in 1903, the Wright Brothers were met by skepticism at home and virtually ignored by the American press. But Europe was a different story. After demonstration flights in France in 1908, they were lauded as heroes across the continent. They courted military contracts on both sides of the Atlantic, with Wilbur travelling to Europe and Orville staying back in America to do demonstrations for the U.S. Government. They criss-crossed the ocean as they attempted to lure patrons to their project. Upon their successful return from Europe they were first greeted by President Taft in the White House and then returned to their hometown of Dayton for this massive two day celebration that included parades, concerts, fireworks and receptions, but (perhaps ironically) no flying demonstrations. Villard / Allen pl. 11, l'Histoire de l'Aviation p. 42, Perier p. 9, FAI 107.

      Estimate $15,000 - 20,000


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $35,000