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Title B&W photograph of Henri Farman aloft in his Farman III biplane at the 1909 Reims air meet
Collection Lang Collection
Object Name Print
Caption Henri Farman aloft at Reims, 1909, in his Farman III
Scope & Content B&W photograph, "M. Farman, Winner of the Grand Prix." 1909.

This photo shows M. Farman piloting his Farman III biplane at the 1909 Reims air meet, "Grande Semaine d'Aviation de la Champagne" (the town name is sometimes spelled "Rheims" in English). Both Farman and his plane are facing the camera. He is only about twenty feet off of the ground.

Handwritten on the bottom left of the print: "Rheims 1909 (£2,000 prize) 112 mile flight." Farman won the Grand Prix de Champagne et la Ville de Reims (the Grand Prize for distance, non-stop, managing 180 km, or just under 112 miles) in 3 hours, 4 minutes and 56 seconds.

Accession# 2010G1066
Subjects Grande semaine de aviation de Champagne (1st : 1909 : Reims)
Airplane racing.
Farman III aircraft
Farman, Henri, 1874-1958.
Object ID 2010G1066.02
Date 1909
Imagefile 004\2010G106602.JPG