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Item # 676667
February 01, 1911
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Feb. 1, 1911
* Aviator pioneer Glenn Curtiss - aviation
* 1st seaplane flight in U.S. waters - airplanes
Page 8 has a two column heading: "CURTISS MAKES SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT WITH HIS NEW HYDRO" with subhead. (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 10 pages, small library stamps within the masthead, irregular along the spine, generally very nice.
wikipedia notes: Glenn Hammond Curtiss was an American aviation and motorcycling pioneer, and a founder of the U.S. aircraft industry. In late January of 1911, he flew the first seaplane from the water in the United States. Demonstrations of this advanced design were of great interest to the Navy, but more significant, as far as the Navy was concerned.
Category: The 20th Century