|Title||Model II Rex Monoplane 1282|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
Original B&W print. Diagonal front view of an early airplane on display inside a building. The plane has fabric wings and a propeller; plane rests on two wheels. There is American flag bunting hanging from a balcony above the plane. Two printed signs stand on the floor near the plane: "THIS MONOPLANE / WAS BUILT BY / REX / MONOPLANE CO. / TO DEFEND THE / Gordon & Bennet Cup" and "EQUIPPED WITH / GIBSON / PROPELLER." A sign is on the wall in the background: "AVIATION / THEATRE / & LECTURE HALL / NO ADMISSION FEE CHARG[ED]." A black line has been drawn in a box around the plane on the photo, with caption "MODEL II REX MONOPLANE 1282." Written in ink below the box: "5 1/8" wide / Leave Rule." Inscription in the lower right corner of photo: "V2251."
(Keywords: Airplane, Aviation, Early Twentieth Century)
|Acquisition||Gift of Edwin Skinner|
|Ownership and History||This is one of a group of photographs donated to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1952 by Edwin H. Skinner, who for many years was manager of the Staten Island Beach Land Improvement Company in South Beach. Mr. Skinner was also involved with aviation firms, including the Rex Monoplane Company, located in South Beach, and the Kirkham Aeroplane & Motor Company of Savona, New York.|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Skinner, Edwin H.
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2017.|
|Legal Status||Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.|