La Conquete de l’Air/Le Petit Journal.
Posters Please: ""The Little Newspaper" takes on a big topic rather admirably: The Conquest of the Air. At its center is the August 1909 Reims Air Show. The event itself is then surrounded by a plethora of illustrations of man’s attempt to gain control of the skies, from the rendered Icarus in the upper right corner to various dirigibles of the 18th century to the zeppelins of the early-20th century. And seeing as that manned flight means very little without the men intrepid enough to risk their lives to make this conquest a reality, at-bottom cameos illustrate all the pioneers, including Glenn-Curtis, Bleriot, L. Paulhan, Santos-Dumont, Wilbur Wright, Henry Farman, Delagrange et al. Also included are two aviators who gave their lives for the quest in September of 1909: Captain Ferber and Lefebvre. Not coincidentally, the poster’s place of honor is given to Latham, the individual who took first prize at a competition sponsored by Le Petit Journal."
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