Parachute Jump Broadside - July 13, 1930

15-AR-00069

Regular price $65.00

Intriguing 6x11" broadside announcing parachute jumps by "Howdy" Reitenbaugh and two student jumpers (one a "Miss Violet Kilpatrick"; making her first jump!). Printed on newsprint paper; likely few survived. Very good except for small chip in lower left corner. Nice early air show item and certainly very rare. (In a recent telephone conversation with Howdy's nephew I learned that this jump was at the dedication of Robinson Airfield, Millersburg, PA on July 13, 1930. You can view a photo of Howdy and the other jumpers at www.airmailpioneers.org/Pilots/Robinson. Howdy was killed in a jump in July 1932 when his parachute failed to fully open.)