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Lincoln Beachey, "birdman" aviationist performing...



Item # 595683

October 8, 1912

ALBUQURQUE MORNING JOURNAL, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 8, 1912  The front page of this issue features a two line, three column headline "Lincoln Beachey Proves He Is World's Greatest Birdman" with subheads "Aviator Electrifies Crowds By His Death Defying Stunts Performed In First Day's Flights", "With Hands Off levers and Boy Swaying He Glides, Dips and Does Deadly Spiral Dive". "...Without a doubt the biggest features of the afternoon's varied program were the two flights made by Lincoln Beachey in a Curtiss biplane. Beachey lived up to his reputation as the world's greatest birdman by his death-defying stunts in each flight... Beachey  electrified the crowd assembled by his seemingly fool-hardy and dare-devil capers. He calls it 'playing around,' and doesn't seem to appreciate the actual hair-raising feats he performs...". 
Ironically, the last page has the article "Body of Walsh is to Pass Through Here Today". This is the reporting of the train coming through Albuquerque carrying the body (to San Diego) of aviation dare-devil Charles Walsh who had died a few days earlier when his plane crumbled mid-air and crashed to the ground. Lincoln Beachey was the person who taught Walsh how to stunt fly.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day are within.
This is complete in 8 pages with small binding holes along the left spine, otherwise is in good condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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