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1934 Gordon Bennett Challenge

1934 Gordon Bennett Challenge

  • 1934
  • Tadeusz Gronowski
  • 24 x 38 inches (60 x 96 cm)
    $3,800
  • Linen backed

    Linen backing is the industry standard of conservation. Canvas is stretchered and a sheet of acid free barrier paper is laid down. The poster is then pasted to the acid free paper using an acid free paste. This process is fully reversible and give support to the poster. A border of linen is left around the poster and can be used by a framer to mount the poster so that nothing touches the poster itself.

    The price of this poster includes linen backing.

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  • The Gordon Bennett Cup (or Coupe AĆ©ronautique Gordon Bennett) is the world's oldest gas balloon race. According to the organizers, the aim of the contest "is simple: to fly the furthest distance from the launch site." The 22nd race was held Sept. 23, 1934 starting in Warsaw and was won by naive sons Franciszek Hynek and Wladyslaw Pomaski.
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