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Autograph by Alberto Santos Dumont (1910s)

Autograph by Alberto Santos Dumont (1910s)

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Old postcard showing aviator Alberto Santos Dumont near his "Baby" plane, with an autograph.

  • Postcard representing Santos Dumont with his plane called "Baby", signed by the aviator.
  • 13.5cm x 8.5cm.
  • No precision on the location (probably in France) and date (~ 1910).
  • Excellent condition.
  • Unique piece.

Sports - Aviation - Le Baby by Mr Santos Dumont.

Alberto Santos Dumont (1873 – 1932) invented and tested the first airship balloons with a gasoline engine. In 1901, he went around the Eiffel Tower with one of them and became world famous.

He became known above all for being one of the first – if not the first – to take off on board a plane with a gasoline engine. However, the credit for inventing the airplane is usually given to the Wright brothers. France is an exception, where Clément Ader made the first flight on October 9, 1890, but in military secrecy. In 1906, in a public demonstration in Paris, he flew about 60 meters at a height of two to three meters.

Alberto Santos Dumont's autograph documents are rare and highly sought after, especially when they are in excellent condition, like this postcard signed by the aviator.

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