HOUDINI Piloting his Voisin Biplane AUTOGRAPHED by Houdini 1911 photo postcard

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HOUDINI Piloting his Voisin Biplane AUTOGRAPHED by Houdini 1911 photo postcard

HOUDINI Piloting his Voisin Biplane AUTOGRAPHED by Houdini 1911 photo postcard
Dealers in Australian and International Photography and Original Works on Paper est. Houdini Piloting His Voisin Biplane [In Australia], 1910. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, postcard format, autographed Best wishes, Harry Houdini and dated 4/1/11 [April 1st] in ink on right side of image, caption and erroneous date March 15th in negative lower right, 9.1 x 11.7cm. Trimmed edges, minor scuffing, paper remnants and old glue stains verso. Caption continues The first successful aviator in Australia. Wins the Australian Aero Leagues trophy, March 15th, 1910. At 8am on Friday, 18 March, 1910, Houdini flew a full circle of the paddock at Diggers Rest, Victoria, before landing less than a minute later. Two further flights followed on the same day lasting up to 3ΒΌ minutes in duration and reaching a height of 30 metres. According to Kenneth Silverman, biographer of Houdini, the plane was subsequently put into storage in England and Houdini never flew again. It was not until 1938, in an article in Aircraft magazine by Harry Cobby, a WWI aviator, that Houdini’s record was disputed: the first aeroplane flight in the Southern Hemisphere was made in 1909 by Mr Colin Defries, a Londoner, at Victoria Park Racecourse, Sydney, in a Wilbur Wright aeroplane. Ref: Museums Victoria; MAAS; Wiki. THE JOSEF LEBOVIC GALLERY ARE MEMBERS OF. Australian Antique & Art Dealers Association (AAADA) Australian & New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB) Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD, USA) International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA, USA) International Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA, USA). The item “HOUDINI Piloting his Voisin Biplane AUTOGRAPHED by Houdini 1911 photo postcard” is in sale since Thursday, February 15, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Paper, Postcards\Postcards\Real Photo”. The seller is “joseflebovicgallery1″ and is located in Sydney, New South Wales. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Era: 1910s
  • Product Type: Postcards
  • Theme: Transportation

HOUDINI Piloting his Voisin Biplane AUTOGRAPHED by Houdini 1911 photo postcard