January 3, 2012

Collection Name: Scott Skinner Collection

Collection Number: 1974

Post Type: Kite Object or Accessory

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Artist or Author: Mannigfaltiges

Creation Year: 1903

Height: 7 inches

Width: 4 1/4 inches


Pages from a book, "Mannigfaltiges" is written at the top of every page, translates as "varied", so probably from a book of various subjects from Germany.
Illustration shows Miss Amelia RIce about to be carried airborne by a large Conyne-style kite. Printing on the kite reads: "Worlds greatest maker" (Large Fsk or Esk between greatest and maker) and on the other wing, "Dan RIce Jr." Drawing is from a photograph by Elmer Bidering, of Boston, USA.
I assume Amelia is the daughter or wife of Dan Rice, Jr. the kites maker. Kite is approximately 12 feet tall and 7 feet wide.
German text may contain more details.

Geographic: Germany

Kite Type: Flat

Significance: Commercial, Cultural, Historical

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