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Lot 12: Grande Quinzaine D’Aviation. 1910
November 18, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 29 x 40 1/2 in./73.4 x 102.9 cm Imp. Dondé Frères, Paris “During the Le Havre air show, which took place ... at the same time as the meet in Deauville-Trouville, Léon Morane ... was not at his best, winning only the altitude event. He climbed up to 7,054 feet, as measured with a barograph aboard a balloon flying at 6,693 feet. It was the new world record ... The organizers managed advertising savings by grouping the Le Havre air show with the one in Deauville-Trouville on the same poster as the Great Aviation Fortnight” (Affiches de l’Aviation, p. 34).
Condition Report: B+/ Slight abrasions below flowers; slight tears at top edge.
Dimensions: 29 x 40 1/2 in./73.4 x 102.9 cm
Artist or Maker: ANONYMOUS