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Aviation Progress France Airplane

£425.00

Original vintage aviation advertising poster - 20 ans apres Plus de sceptiques Joseph Prudhomme... Mon fils, lui-meme, court prendre l'avion! 1908-1928 / 20 years later No more skeptics Joseph Prudhomme ... My son, himself, runs to take the plane! - featuring a great image of a man wearing a hat and carrying an overflowing bag with a telescope and umbrella running towards a plane next to a ghostly outline of a man directing the way, another plane flying overhead by the dates and information commemorating the 65,000km round-the-world flight by Costes and Le Brix in 1928 and Farman's success in 1908. Printed for the l'Exposition Officielle au Salon de l'Aeronautique / Paris Air Show (since 1909); design by Georges Villa commissioned by the Comite Francaise de Propagande Aeronautique / French aeronautical propaganda committee founded in 1921. The French aviators Joseph Le Brix (1899-1931) and Dieudonne Costes (1892-1973) set flight distance records and were awarded for this round-the-world flight that included the first flight across the South Atlantic Ocean; the Anglo-French aviator Henri Farman (1874-1958) flew a circular circuit of 1 kilometre in the Voisin-Farman I biplane in 1908, the first machine powered biplane in Europe. Good condition, creasing, tears, foxing, punched holes along left and right margin.

Country
France
Year
1928
Style
Advertising Posters
Artist
Georges Villa
Size (cm)
80x60
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