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[Aviation Pioneers]. Flights: Unforgettable Exploits of the Air. Portfolio of signed plates illustrating achievements of early 20th C. aviators, including Lindbergh. Drawings by Frank Lemon. Wright Aeronautical Corporation, (1928). Illustrations 12 x 11 1/2 in. on 20 7/8 x 16 in. plate.
Featured aviator signs in ink in lower margint. 500 copies were issued, this unumbered. Signatures include: (1) Louis Bleriot (first to fly across English Channel - sheet has chip in lower left margin and two tears in lower margin). (2) Albert C. Read (first nonstop crossing of the Atlantic in a flying boat - lower margin bit trimmed). (3) Charles Lindbergh (first nonstop flight across Atlantic without use of a flying boat). (4-6) Frank Lemon, John A. MacReady, and Carly G. Kelly (first nonstop flight across US in one day).