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Postcard

Chicago Aviation Meet

Chicago Aviation Meet | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society
Souvenir postcard sent to Harriet O'Shea of Madison from an unidentified friend who attended the Chicago International Aviation Meet. The Chicago meet, which was held on the lake front at Grant Park, is considered the greatest American air meet prior to World War I.
DESCRIPTION
Souvenir postcard sent to Harriet O'Shea of Madison from an unidentified friend who attended the Chicago International Aviation Meet. The Chicago meet, which was held on the lake front at Grant Park, is considered the greatest American air meet prior to World War I.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10932
Creation Date:August 11 1911
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Chicago
County:
State:Illinois
Collection Name:Ephemera collection, circa 1850-circa 2000
Genre:Postcard
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 2724-Transportation
Original Dimensions:3.5 x 5.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
"There are 26 of these new kind of birds in the air. They make a terrific whirring in the air, worse than the speeders on Lake Mendota. They all have their mufflers off. One is up about 5000 ft now. The others are trying for speed. The monoplanes are the prettiest, though one of the Curtiss biplanes seems to be the speediest."
SUBJECTS
Attractions
Airplanes

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