JUNE BUG AND CURTISS NO. 1.
Group of 4 black and white photographs, 4½ x 6½ inches and smaller.
Provenance: the first from the aeronautical collection of Thomas G. Foxworth (light inkstamp on verso).
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: Curtiss at the controls of the June Bug; the airplane in flight; similar images of the No. 1 by H.M. Benner, both SIGNED by GLENN CURTISS.