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Souvenir commemorating Alcock and Brown's transatlantic flight, 1919.

Souvenir commemorating Alcock and Brown's transatlantic flight, 1919.
3 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 31cm

Description

Printed tissue serviette commemorating Alcock and Brown's pioneering transatlantic flight, 17th June 1919. Engraved image by W S G, with text below detailing commemorative events. Sir John William Alcock (1892-1919) and Sir Arthur Whitten Brown (1886-1948) made the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic on 14th-15th June 1919 in a Vickers Vimy, flying from St John's, Newfoundland and crash-landing in a bog near Clifden, Galway, Ireland. They were knighted by King George V on their return. They shared a prize of £10,000 which was awarded by the Daily Mail at a celebratory luncheon at London's Savoy Hotel. Souvenir paper napkins similar to this one were produced for the event.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10411049

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