Woodstock Connecticut Fair Advertisement – 1913

Woodstock, Connecticut, Fair Advertisement – 1913

Woodstock, Conn. Fair Advertisement

Putnam Patriot – 1913

Vermont State Fair Advertisement – 1892

Vermont State Fair Advertisement – 1892

     The Vermont State Fair held at Billings park in White River junction in 1892 featured a balloon ascension and “parachute drop on Thursday and Friday.”  This advertisement was in the St. Johnsbury Caledonian, September 1, 1892, Page 5.

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vermont-fair-ad-1892

 

Coos And Essex Fair, N.H. Advertisement – 1912

Coos And Essex Fair, New Hampshire Advertisement – 1912

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Essex County Herald (Guildhall, VT.) August 30, 1912

Essex County Herald

(Guildhall, VT.)

August 30, 1912

 

Cambridge Vermont Fair Advertisement – 1909

Cambridge Vermont Fair Advertisement – 1909

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The Bennington Evening Banner August 24, 1909

The Bennington Evening Banner

August 24, 1909

Close up of advertisement The Bennington Evening Banner August 24, 1909

Close up of advertisement

The Bennington Evening Banner

August 24, 1909

Strobel Airship - 1909

Strobel Airship – 1909

1912 Vermont State Fair Advertisements

1912 Vermont State Fair Advertisements

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The Bennington Evening Banner September 13, 1912

The Bennington Evening Banner

September 13, 1912

Middlebury Register September 6, 1912

Middlebury Register

September 6, 1912

1912 Kingston, R.I. Fair Advertisement

          1912 Kingston, Rhode Island, Fair Advertisement

 

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Norwich Bulletin, (Ct.) September 12, 1912

Norwich Bulletin, (Ct.)
September 12, 1912

 

     The fair featured Massachusetts aviator Ruth Bancroft Law, (1887- 1970), licensed pilot #188 by the Aero Club of America.   At the time of this exhibition, Miss Law was a newly licensed pilot, having soloed just the month before. 

     Miss Law achieved fame on November 19, 1916, when she successfully flew non-stop from Chicago to Hornell, New York, a distance of 590 miles, and thereby set a new aviation long-distance record.  The flight took eight hours and 55 minutes.  The previous long-distance record had been set only 16 days earlier when Victor Carlstrom flew 453 miles from Chicago to Erie, Pennsylvania.

     In 1913, Miss Law announced her plans to attempt a trans-Atlantic crossing from Newfoundland to the Irish coast, and planned to bring her brother along on the flight.  The flight was planned for July of that year, but it didn’t take place.             

     Ruth Law (Oliver) is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, Massachusetts.  To see photos of her go to www.findagrave.com, memorial #39047459  

     Much has been written about Miss Law and her career that can be found on other websites.

Grand Forks Herald, (N.D.) July 20, 1917

Grand Forks Herald, (N.D.)
July 20, 1917

 

     Sources:

     Norwich Bulletin, Kingston Fair Advertisement, September 12, 1912

     www.findagrave.com

     Topeka State Journal, “Fly Over The Sea”, May 1, 1913

     The Citizen, (Berea, Ky.) “Long-Distance Mark Broken”, November 23, 1916, pg. 8.  

     Grand Forks Herald, (No. Dak.) French Oils advertisement featuring Ruth Bancroft Law,  July 20, 1917.

 

 

Lancaster, N. H., Fair Advertisement – 1915

 

Lancaster, New Hampshire, Fair Advertisement – 1915 

Featuring Capt. Redding and his aeroplane.

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Lancaster Vt. Sept. 1915

Caledonia County Fair, Vermont – Aerpolane Advertisement – 1910

Caledonia County Fair, Vermont – Aeroplane Advertisement

This ad appeared in the Orleans County Monitor, September 7, 1910.  

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Caledonia Fair Ad newspaper

Narragansett Beer – Airship – 1910

Narragansett Beer ad - Airship - 1910

Narragansett Beer ad – Airship – 1910

Bohemian Beer- Airship -1910

Bohemian Beer Ad - Airship - October, 1910

Bohemian Beer Ad – Airship – October, 1910

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