November 7, 2011

Collection Name: Cody Collection

Collection Number: 1375

Post Type: Photo/s

This item was entered by Matthew Sutton. They assume full responsibility for all content.

Creation Year: 1901

Length: 0.00

Height: 0.00

Width: 0.00


3 images. A) Very large box King Kite. Cody standing on upper longeron, holding Royal Ensign flag. Another concurrent photo as 256, 783 (but not in this collection) shows Cody steadying himself with the flag and with arm outstretched. On the back is hand written "5 18 minutes later. The King Kite mounted. My position will give you an idea of the strength of this Kite" The underscored 5 indicates the number sequence of this paper image (which was very faded when originally copied). This is similar to 8) showing rideiness or strength...The No.1 or King Kite which is the largest in the world haviing a spred of 675 squar feet of canvess. in Journal A .. S F Cody's Aroplaine...etc. Possibly Leeds as similar tree line as in 255 but could be Worcester with Major Trollope in January 1902. Same as 256, 784. B) Very large box King Kite being flown from large winch carriage. Northern England, possibly Newcastle or North Shields? Summer 1902. C) Very large box King Kite similar in type to A). Part of sequence of photos that include 035, 044, 096, 177, 184, 253, 254, 255, 256, 261, 262, 384, 442, 509, 695, 753, 754, 756, 757, 779, 783, 784, 797

Images: (Click to open in viewer.)