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RICHARDSON, William H
[Photo Album]: Stinson Flyers - Early Airplane Barnstorming Troupe
Atlantic City: June 21, 1919. Good. Softcover. Octavo. Measuring 7" x 9". String-tied decorative paper wrappers. Contains 48 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring 3.5" x 5.5", with captions. Additionally included is a certificate issued to Richardson and signed by one of Stinson's daredevil pilots attesting to his taking a 33-minute flight, with a newspaper article written by Richardson about the flight laid in. The album is good only with considerable edgewear, lacking the back cover, with near fine photographs. A photo album compiled by William H. Richardson, a journalist and amateur historian who published a number of monographs about New Jersey. The photographs document Richardson's arrival at the barnstorming event with his friend, W.C. Cobb. The photos show the men in flight jackets and leather helmets as well as Eddie Stinson and his pilots and crew. The album features Stinson's seaplanes and ground aircraft and many in-flight scenes and bird's-eye views of Atlantic City. The newspaper article and album label note that Richardson was the first civilian from Jersey City to take aerial photographs. Stinson was an early Wright-trained aviator and served as a flight instructor for the U.S. Army during World War I. Following the war he started a barnstorming troupe and during one year earned over $100,000 as a stunt pilot. He set a world endurance record for flight in 1921, and eventually founded the Stinson Aircraft Company of Dayton and Detroit which produced a number of very popular aircraft. Stinson accumulated more than 16,000 hours of f … [Click Below for Full Description]
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