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1910 Charles K. Hamilton airplane record attmept...



Item # 676511

January 25, 1910

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 25, 1910

* Aviator Charles K. Hamilton
* "Crazy man of the air"
* Airplane altitude record attempt


The top of the front page has a banner headline above the masthead: "AVIATOR HAMILTON TO FLY OVER CITY PARK" with subheads and related illustration. Coverage continues on the back page with two related photos. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.
Complete with 8 pages, small library stamp within the masthead, some small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: Charles Keeney Hamilton was an American pioneer aviator nicknamed the "crazy man of the air". He was, in the words of the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission, "known for his dangerous dives, spectacular crashes, extensive reconstructive surgeries, and ever present cigarette" and was "frequently drunk". He survived more than 60 crashes.

Category: The 20th Century