American Victor at Rheims Flying Speed Racer Aviation 1909 antique Harpers printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
An American Victor at Rheims
(20th Century American Culture, Glenn H. Curtiss, Skilled Pilot, Victory in the Speed Contest at Prix de la Vitesse, Daredevil, American Fascination with Aviation, Early Aviators, Brave & Foolhardy)
Issued 1909, New York, by Harpers Weekly
Wonderful original antique offset/photo mechanical print.
In Good+ to near VG [or better] condition: displays uniform age browning/ toning as typical, light scattered spotting or foxing, light edge wear, and could have small edge splits which have been carefully and almost invisibly repaired on verso; overall the image remains clean and very attractive. Any defects may hopefully be clearly seen in the images.
Text on verso as issued-This is an original printed sheet from this scarce 20th century American periodical. Thus, it has printing on the back, which is the only way this image can be acquired other than perhaps as a modern reprint.
Please examine the scan closely as it forms the central part of the description. There is a zoom feature so you can see close up. [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws ].
The printed area remains visually pleasing, a nice impression of an interesting cultural image.
A delightful 20th century print any collector, dealer, or institution would be happy to possess. Perfect for framing.
Sheet measures c. 15 5/8" H x 10 1/2" W .
Printed area measures c. 10 1/2" H x 7 7/8" W