NEW YORK FROM THE AIR, 1912.
Group of 3 black and white photographs, 5 x 7 inches, with inkstamped credits on verso of M. Rol.
THE FIRST IMAGES OF NEW YORK FROM THE AIR. Frank Coffyn was from a wealthy banking family, and was taught to fly by Wilbur Wright in Dayton in May, 1910. He flew with the Wright Exhibition Team, and in January of 1912 he was commissioned to shoot the first aerial footage of New York City.
Comprising an aerial view of the Statue of Liberty; Coffyn in front of his flying boat; the machine in icy water just before taking off.