November 7, 2011

Collection Name: Cody Collection

Collection Number: 1648

Post Type: Photo/s

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

Creation Year: 1903

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Extremely large Extended Wing War Kites with Cody manipulating the controls from the wicker kite seat. This kite appears to be the lead kite in 472. This image is printed in The Sketch May 20th 1903 with the caption " Mr S. F. Cody F.R.M.S exhibiting his patent aeroplane under the auspices of the British Admiralty at Portsmouth (Photographed about four hundred feet up)"
1903 April

Geographic: United Kingdom

Materials: Bamboo, Cotton, Dowel

Significance: Historical

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