1919 Cover Portable Hangar Airplane World War I M Gabriel Voisin Airdrome SCA3
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Please note that this is a cover only.
This is an original 1919 two-color cover for Scientific American depicting inflatable airplane hangars used during World War I. During trench warfare, regular airdromes were used, but once the war switched to open fighting with the armies on the march, the need for portable hangars became imminent. M. Gabriel Voisin, a well-known airplane constructor, came up with the idea of the inflatable shelters. Please note that the cover references page 483, but note that this page is not included in this listing.
This 92+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note there are two library stamps located on this cover.
Product Type: Original Cover; Two Color
Grade: Very Fine +++
Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13.5 inches; 25 x 34 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
This piece was illustrated by Brown, Howard Vachel. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.
Keywords specific to this image: wartime, Scientific American Publishing Company, Munn & Company, Great War, Wartime, aviation, pilot, propeller