SILVER DART, 1908.
Group of 4 black and white photographs, 4½ x 6½ inches and smaller.
The Canadian-born Douglas McCurdy joined Alexander Graham Bell's Aerial Experiment Association in 1907. The followng year, he helped another AEA member, Glenn Curtiss, set up the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. The Silver Dart was the culmination of the AEA's efforts. Tested in Hammondsport, NY, it was then shipped to Bras d'Or Lake in Nova Scotia where, on February 23, 1909, McCurdy became the first British subject to fly an aircraft in the British Empire.
Comprising the Silver Dart at Hammondsport during testing, October, 1908; the same, November; another, probably November or December; a Curtiss aeroplane making an ocean flight at Atlantic City, SIGNED by MCCURDY.