FALL 1909 PARIS AIR RACESIGNED BY ORVILLE.
1. Official program for the Grande Quinzaine d'Aviation de Paris, October 7-21, 1909, printed in red and black throughout, original textured paper wrappers, lightly rubbed, ink and pencil notes inside wrappers.
2. Group of 3 black and white photographs and one postcard, 5 x 6 inches and smaller, inkstamped credits on verso of Rol and Branger.
The program SIGNED by ORVILLE WRIGHT. On October 10, 1909, Charles de Lambert took virtually all the prizes at the Grande Quinzaine d'Aviation. Jubilant and cavalier, he flew a victory lap over the city of Paristhe first time that anyone had done so.
Images include a grandstand and milling crowds; wide-angle view of the field as de Lambert flies by; de Lambert at low altitude, SIGNED by DE LAMBERT (postcard); Eugene Lefebvre in flight near the timing post during the August 22-29, 1909, Grande Semaine d'Aviation de la Champagne.