June 20, 2013 08:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


Orville Wright & Other Aviators, Signed Photograph

Silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 9.75 in., featuring Orville Wright standing with other aviators, their signatures written above or below their portrait. Taken in Dayton, OH, ca early 1930s, on the occasion of General Tire & Rubber Company's promotion of the aviators flying around the perimeter of the United States. Signatures include (left to right): H.S. Hoag; Lieut. A.F. (?); Lieut. Horace J. Reid; Lieut. J.S.B. Harvey; Orville Wright; Lieut. A.C. (?); Lt. Sheldon Yoder; E.E. Seward; Vincent J. Scorum(?). The consignor's father, Sheldon B. Yoder, became a test pilot for the Army Air Corps, and he is the individual who accepted the P-47 for the service in 1942.

Provenance:Descended in the Family of Sheldon B. Yoder

Condition:Scattered creases.  Minor tear in upper margin.  Light soiling.  Some signatures partly faded and hard to make out.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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