French Press Photo - Emmanuel Helen Wins 1911 Michelin Cup


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Vintage original French press photo, 5x7", b&w, showing a serious Emmanuel Helen sitting in his Bleriot.  Text in strip pasted to the bottom margin and repeated on the back in script rubber stamp reads something like: "Aviator Helen in his Nieuport wins the Michelin Cup with 1126 km in 13 hours, 47 min".  Records list 1252.6 km in 14 hr 7 min won on 8 Sep 1911.  This photo has a rubber stamp date of 28 Aug 1911 so it was taken before Helen won the race.  Helen went on to also win the 1913 Michelin Cup by flying 16,096.6 kn over the period 22 Oct to 29 Nov in 100 km circuits. Historic photo of an early race! Excellent original condition with French press release rubber stamps on the back.