Westhall Studio, Union Hill, New Jersey. Silver gelatin goldtone photograph depicting three men servicing the "White Eagle" biplane built by Meissner and Conway in 1912. In sepia, gold-tone. Inscribed "Meissner & Conway Builders - 1912" along the lower left, "White Eagle" along the lower middle, and "Westhall Studio Union Hill, N.J." along the lower right.
Edwin B. Meissner was president of the St. Louis Aircraft Corporation, a division of the St. Louis Car Company. This company was one of six to produce the Curtiss JN-4D Jenny used in World War I.
Keywords: Airplane, Aeroplane, Wright Brothers.Height: 11 1/4 in x width: 14 1/8 in.
The item has foxing and soiling throughout. Wear along the margins. There is browning. Throughout the recto of the photograph, there are several areas with minute scratches. There is a minute loss to the lower right corner. There is a minute tear to the lower left corner of the photograph; there is a minute line of losses to the lower left corner. There is a minute skimming to the sky. When inspected under UV light, there is no visible sign of restoration. There is a crease to the upper right and left corner to the board. There is a minute loss to the upper right quadrant to the board. From the back of the board, there are framer's tape marks; to the lower left corner, there is a cut; please see the listing image. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any condition questions.
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