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Airships, Ephemera, From the Car of Andrews' Flying-Ship, a Souvenir of her Trial Trip

Auction:
2687B
Lot:
4
Sold for:
$660$550

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2687B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 17, 2013 11:00AM

Description:

Airships, Ephemera, From the Car of Andrews' Flying-Ship, a Souvenir of her Trial Trip, 25 May 1866.
Advertising flyer, printed on mid-weight stock, with the slogan: Tempus Fugit. Tempore Fugit Homo!! printed in an arc at the top, a large wood engraving of the aircraft beneath, slightly browned, 9 3/4 x 6 3/4.
Dr. Solomon Andrews (1806-1872) of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, flew his dirigible, the Aereon, up Fifth Avenue in New York City for the first time on May 25, 1866. He threw these cards down to the onlookers below.
Estimate $800-1,200


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Solomon Andrews, Perth Amboy, New York City

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