Historic original 5x7" sepia-tone press photo of Louis Bleriot being interviewed by the Reims Committee. The aero meet at Reims was, of course, the first recognized aviation meet featuring heavier-than-air aeroplanes. Bleriot had a strong showing, winning a prize for the fastest lap and exciting the crowd when his aircraft crashed and burst into flames. Identifying text in ink on the reverse along with stamps of the photographer and an engineer. Very good.