“The first aviation meet in Honolulu”

Two photo albums of the Evan Thomas Fisher family, containing a photo of the first aviation meet in Hawaii.

v.p., Hawaii, Los Angeles, Kentucky, et al: c. 1903-1914.

Vintage gelatin silver prints, various sizes, most captioned beneath the image. “The first aviation meet in Honolulu”. Blue Japanese sewn blue cloth wrappers, side stitched with red thread, some tearing to leaves, damage to last few leaves of the second album, but images generally fine and bright Item #252200

A pair of family photo albums, the first focusing mostly on the young Betty Fisher and her family, included Betty's Kindegarten Class at Norwood School, Los Angeles; Betty at Grandfather’s house in Louisville, Ky; Waipio Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii; New Years Day at Waikiki; Kaikio Tank; Betty's First Kodak, 1910. The second album shows vacation scenes in Cape Cod, Harwichport; Boothbay Harbor, Maine; Squirrel Island; Monhegan Island; Wicasset, Maine; Montreal Quebec; Berkshires; Bretton Woods; Delaware Water Gap; Washington, D.C.

Most interesting is an 8 x 10 in photo in the first album of the first aviation meet in Hawaii, showing “Bud Mars in a Curtis aero-plane,” performing for an awestruck crowd in December of 1910. Hawaii was the first stop on a 30,000 mile demonstration tour sponsored by the Curtis Aircraft Company, the Wright Brothers’ chief rival.
Undoubtedly a unique image — we found no published images of this meet. The rest of the albums are interesting in their own right, showing the life of a well-off Hawaiian family over the course of 10 years.

Price: $1,500.00 Free International Delivery