Sunday, February 1, 2009

Charles Lewiston Sitting in an Airplane -- February 1, 2009

"Charles Lewiston sitting in an airplane." The photo was taken in 1909. I haven't been able to learn anything about Charles Lewiston. It looks as if the airplane is still under construction. Either it is a glider or the engine has not been installed. I don't see a rudder. The elevator in front appears to be disproportionately large. The wings appear to be virtually flat. I wonder if it ever flew.

The photo comes from the Library of Congress' wonderful American Memory site ( DN-0054844, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.

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