Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
He really was a balloonist (See Below)
New York Times Article
"SANTOS-DUMONT'S ESCAPE; His Balloon Burst, but He Got Off Without a Scratch August 9, 1901, Wednesday
PARIS, Aug. 9. -- M. Santos-Dumont, the aeronaut, had a narrow escape from death yesterday morning. His balloon burst and fell with tremendous speed. Had it not been that the framework caught in the coping of a building, the plucky Franco-Brazilian would almost certainly have been killed. As it was he was unhurt."
Close up views available on my Flickr Photostream .
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Measuring a tiny 1 and 3/8 by 2 inches,
A 'Lucky Piece' several vintage bus passes and a key to the flat.