Glenn Curtiss 1908
Lot 1005
JUNE BUG AND CURTISS NO. 1. 2 black and white photographs,
Sold for US$ 1,875 inc. premium
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Lot Details
JUNE BUG AND CURTISS NO. 1.
2 black and white photographs, 4½ x 6 inches and 3½ x 5½ inches.

The June Bug was designed by Curtiss and built by the Aerial Experiment Association. It was tested in Hammondsport, New York at Stony Brook Farm, where Curtiss flew it successfully on three out of four attempts on June 21, 1908. In doing so, he won the first aeronautical prize ever awarded in the United States, the Scientific American Cup.
The Curtiss No. 1 was the first airplane delivered by the new Herring-Curtiss Company, on May 29, 1909.
Comprising: June Bug soon after take-off with a trail of smoke and dust behind, Stony Brook Farm visible in the background; No. 1 with a crowd behind, SIGNED by GLENN CURTISS and INSCRIBED "Hammondsport N.Y. USA."
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