Unused souvenir postcard from the famous Fetes d'Aviation, Le Mans, August 26-28, 1911. Pictured is Helen Dutrieu, arguably the most accomplished and famous female aviator in Europe, 1909-1913. She first soloed in France in 1909. In 1910 she flew non-stop Ostend to Bruges, Belgium and was the first Belgian women to receive a pilot's license. She debuted in America at the Nassau Boulevard Aviation Meet and set an endurance record there. Back in France she won France's Coupe Femina with a flight of 254 km. In Italy she beat all male competitors for the King's Cup. The French awarded her the Legion of Honor in 1913. Excellent condition.