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This picture postcard was sent from
Betheny Aviation in the
August 29 was the last day of an early airshow held
at a race track on Betheny Plain outside of Reims.
This was the first French show of a number
of such shows
The sender was probably one of the several hundred thousand visitors.
The illustration is of a Blériot
monoplane - certainly the Monoplane XI in
which Blériot had crossed the English Channel hardly a month before on July 25, 1909.
The card is franked with a 1906 10 c. red
Sower Type II
There are two of the hexagonal Betheny Aviation | Marne datestamps.
The sender's note is particularly
Here's the way a
monoplane looks when
you are under it.
One passed just a
few feet over my
head the other day!
This had to be another thrill from those
magnificent men and
their flying machines.
The destination of the cover was Kansas
City, Missouri, in
I'm not sure but the addressee appears to be Hereford Ball.
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