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Auction archive: Lot number 28

JIMMY HARE AND LÉON BOLLÉE PHOTOS OF WRIGHT BROTHERS IN FLIGHT

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Price realised:
US$1,250
Auction archive: Lot number 28

JIMMY HARE AND LÉON BOLLÉE PHOTOS OF WRIGHT BROTHERS IN FLIGHT

Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
US$1,250
Beschreibung:

Two photographs, gelatin silver prints, of Wright Flyer airborne: 1. HARE, JAMES. Orville Wright, circa 1908/1909, 4 x 6 inches, with Collier's Weekly stamp on reverse. 2. BOLLÉE, LÉON. Wilbur Wright at Le Mans, 1908, 4-1/4 x 5-1/4 inches. Both individually matted. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, October 15, 1992, lot 66. English-born photojournalist James H. (Jimmy) Hare became perhaps the most prolific photographer for Collier's Weekly after photographing the events of the Spanish American War. He photographed the Wright brothers flights at Kill Devil Hills in 1908, and again at Fort Myer that year. Léon Bollée, French car manufacturer, was an aviation enthusiast who encouraged Wilbur Wright to bring his aeroplane to Le Mans, France, where he could put on demonstration flights to a less skeptical public than in the United States. Bollée allowed the use of his factory to repair the plane when it was damaged at French Customs, and took numerous photographs of the aerial demonstrations.

Auction archive: Lot number 28
Auction:
Datum:
27 Sep 2017
Auction house:
Bonhams London
New York 580 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 Tel: +1 212 644 9001 Fax : +1 212 644 9009 [email protected]
Beschreibung:

Two photographs, gelatin silver prints, of Wright Flyer airborne: 1. HARE, JAMES. Orville Wright, circa 1908/1909, 4 x 6 inches, with Collier's Weekly stamp on reverse. 2. BOLLÉE, LÉON. Wilbur Wright at Le Mans, 1908, 4-1/4 x 5-1/4 inches. Both individually matted. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, October 15, 1992, lot 66. English-born photojournalist James H. (Jimmy) Hare became perhaps the most prolific photographer for Collier's Weekly after photographing the events of the Spanish American War. He photographed the Wright brothers flights at Kill Devil Hills in 1908, and again at Fort Myer that year. Léon Bollée, French car manufacturer, was an aviation enthusiast who encouraged Wilbur Wright to bring his aeroplane to Le Mans, France, where he could put on demonstration flights to a less skeptical public than in the United States. Bollée allowed the use of his factory to repair the plane when it was damaged at French Customs, and took numerous photographs of the aerial demonstrations.

Auction archive: Lot number 28
Auction:
Datum:
27 Sep 2017
Auction house:
Bonhams London
New York 580 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 Tel: +1 212 644 9001 Fax : +1 212 644 9009 [email protected]
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