Item #17544 Photograph of Woman Parachutist Predating The First Recorded Jump by a Woman by Three Years. Female Women Aviators.
Photograph of Woman Parachutist Predating The First Recorded Jump by a Woman by Three Years

Photograph of Woman Parachutist Predating The First Recorded Jump by a Woman by Three Years

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Small photographic archive of two vintage photos of early female parachutists. Silver gelatin photographs of various sizes. The first photo is of a very early woman parachutist. Circa 1910s. 5 x 7 in, black and white. She is wearing a short dress, clogs, and cap. She is flanked by two men who hold the parachute. The first woman to parachute jump from an airplane was recorded 3 years later as Tiny Broadwick in 1913. This is a rare photo of another early pioneer in aviation history who helped pave the way. Very good. The second photo is of Margaret Nixon, female aviator and parachute specialist. 1927. 9.75" x 7.5" inches. Vintage black and white press photo of Margaret Nixon ready to take off in parachuter gear. Original press caption on back: "Going up to the clouds is fun on a hot day, says Margaret Nixon, Miss Spokane-of-The-Air, but its always nice to have a parachute ready so you can drop in on folks you happen to see below. She is shown with parachute equipment on her back ready for a fight with Nick Mamer, one of the many entrants in the New York-Spokane air derby." Rippling along center left edge. Both photos are in very good condition.

Item #17544

Price: $275.00