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Lincoln Beachey | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society

Postcard

Lincoln Beachey

Lincoln Beachey | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society
Lincoln Beachey, the best known aviator of the exhibition era, performed in Wisconsin with his Curtiss Pusher airplane on numerous occasions.  This postcard was produced as a souvenir of his appearance at the La Crosse Interstate Fair.  A local newspaper headlined its news coverage: "Remarkable exhibition of control of aeroplane against most adverse conditions preserved on 2nd day of fair and crowd gets its money's worth in a few minutes."
DESCRIPTION
Lincoln Beachey, the best known aviator of the exhibition era, performed in Wisconsin with his Curtiss Pusher airplane on numerous occasions. This postcard was produced as a souvenir of his appearance at the La Crosse Interstate Fair. A local newspaper headlined its news coverage: "Remarkable exhibition of control of aeroplane against most adverse conditions preserved on 2nd day of fair and crowd gets its money's worth in a few minutes."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10718
Creation Date: September 25 1912
Creator Name:Unknown
City:La Crosse
County:La Crosse
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Classified File****
Genre:Postcard
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:CF 524
Original Dimensions:5 x 3 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The canvas in the background was used to keep out non-paying customers (admission was 50 cents), although several individuals appear to have overcome this obstacle.
SUBJECTS
Coats
Men
Air pilots
Hats
Outdoor photography
Airplanes

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