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1st U.S. Woman to fly in a airplane in 1909...
Item # 676866
October 30, 1908
EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Oct. 30, 1908
* 1st Woman to fly in airplane in U.S.
* Sarah Van Deman
* Early airplane flights
* Wilbur Wright - Brothers
The front page has a one column heading: "FIRST WOMAN IN U.S. FLIES IN AEROPLANE" (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.
Source: Tami Lewis Brown: October 27, 1909 Sarah Van Deman aka “Lady Jack” flew with Wilbur Wright, becoming the first woman airplane passenger in America. Van Deman was a friend of Katharine Wright, the inventors’ sister. “Now I know why birds sing,” she said. “It was wonderful. There is no earthly sensation I can compare with it. Afraid? Why should I be? I never thought of that.”
Category: The 20th Century