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Title B&W real photo postcard (RPPC), souvenir of the 1909 Berlin Aviation Week held at the Niederschöneweide-Johannisthal airfield, showing airborne planes and spectators.
Collection Lang Collection
Object Name Postcard
Caption Oversized souvenir photo postcard, Berlin Flight Week, 1909: front
Scope & Content B&W real photo postcard (RPPC), souvenir of the 1909 Berlin Aviation Week held at the Niederschöneweide-Johannisthal airfield. Caption on front: "Andenken an die Berliner Flugwoche, September-Oktober 1909, Deutsche Flugplatz-Gesellschaft, Niederschöneweide-Johannistal").

Fanciful collage of photographs shows stands thronged with spectators who look out over a field above which ten airplanes are in flight. Types include Farman, Antoinette, Wright, and other contemporary aircraft, primarily biplanes.

Printed on reverse: "Andenken an die Berliner Flugwoche, September-Oktober 1909". Name of addressee, handwritten on reverse, is not legible but may be Herrn Herbert Credé. Address not completed; postcard was never mailed.

8½"x11 7/8".


Accession# 2015.1213
Subjects Berliner Flugwoche 1909
Niederschöneweide-Johannistal
Aviation--Germany
Air shows--1900-1920.
Aviation pioneers
Postcards--1900-1910.
Object ID 2015.1213.08
Creator Verlag Max Retemeyer
Date 1909
Year Range from 1909
Year Range to 1909
Condition Fair
Condition Notes Some foxing and stains on front and back of card; front has two small areas where image has been rubbed of lifted off entirely.
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