Saturday, August 1, 2009

Samuel F Cody -- August 1, 2009

Samuel Franklin Cody (born Cowdery) was an American emigree who built and flew British Army Aeroplane Number 1 in 1908. This shows him with his wife, Maud Maria Cody. She does not look comfortable.

The image comes from a wonderful resource, all issues of Flight magazine from 1909 to 2005:

I was sorry to see that Cory Aquino died. I remember talking to a college friend about the Philippines and when I mentioned Marcos, he looked around the library and said it wasn't safe to talk in public. That made an impression on me.

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