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Matted and ready to pop into a standard frame: This wonderful image is an 5" x 7" photo print and is known to be from an original photo: Harry Hawker to try transatlantic flight from St. John / Photo. by Bain News Service, New York City.

This wonderful reproduction of the original printed graphic is crisply printed on matte finish heavy photo paper. This piece includes a white acid-free matte and is ready to be popped into a standard 8" x 10" frame, which can be bought anywhere locally. Graphic area fits the 5" x 7" opening of the matte.

Image included here is low-quality for quick loading on the net with a watermark across, which will not be on your print.

Makes a terrific gift for the collector or an addition to your collection!

Some History of Harry Hawker from wikipedia . org:

Harry George Hawker MBE, AFC, (22 January 1889-12 July 1921[1]) was an Australian aviation pioneer and co-founder of Hawker Aircraft, the firm that would later be responsible for a long series of successful military aircraft, including the Fury, Hurricane, Hunter and Harrier.

Hawker was born in Moorabbin, Victoria[1]. As a 12-year-old he worked at the Melbourne garage of Hall & Warden helping to build engines for five shillings a week, moving on to the Tarrant Motor & Engineering Co helping make Tarrant cars where he qualified as a mechanic. In 1907, he moved again to become the chauffeur and mechanic for Ernest De Little in western Victoria before going to England in 1912. There he joined the Commer Car Company and then the Sopwith Aviation Company in late 1912. He became immersed in aviation, began instructing novice flyers, and managed hangars at Brooklands aerodrome, the hub of British aviation. Having established his name as an aviator he became chief test pilot for Tom Sopwith who was already recognized as the originator of many fine aircraft. He was also a regular competitor in the car races at Brooklands.

Hawker was killed in 1921 when his experimental aircraft crashed while practicing for an airshow. He had spinal tuberculosis and that plus a fire in the air were considered contributing factors.


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