Vanity Fair Print - Alberto Santos Dumont
Title: Alberto Santos Dumont, 'the Deutsch Prize'.
Date: 14th November 1901
Description: 'On the 20th July 1873, San Paulo - that state of impenetrable red dust in the South of Brazil - became responsible for the production of the greatest flyer that has yet seen the world from above; in token of which the Comtesse D'Eu, Princess Imperial of Brazil, has lately bestowed upon him a golden amulet sacred to the memory of St. Benedict: which he wears suspended from a chain bracelet on his left wrist ...... He made his first balloon ascent only four years ago with the late M. Mucheron. He made twenty more in the same year; after which he built his own balloon 'the Bresil'. There followed five Santos-Dumonts, and at last in Number Six he has attained Deutsch success. Eminently adapted by nature for an aeronaut, he has the agility of a cat, the feet of a climber, the hands of an engineer and the airiness of barely seven stone.' By Geo. Hum.
Image size: 370 x 210mm
14.5 x 8.25" approx.
Order No. 8136