Rare Signed Photo of Great Lakes Reliability Tour Crew - 1913

24-AUTO-10

Regular price $275.00

Large 8x10" b&w photo of John B.R. Verplanck and Beckwith Havens beside their Curtiss Flying Boat, each having signed with their family names beside their images.  Both had long careers in early aviation (Haven's accomplishments detailed in earlier offerings).  But perhaps their most important feat was winning the Great Lakes Reliability Tour, an 885 mile flight around the shores of Michigan over the period July 8-18, 1913.  Photo has tape repairs on the back which have bled through to the front margins.  Condition is nearly unimportant due to the great rarity of this signed photo.