"The Air," (Mr. Frank Hedges Butler.)
Colotype. Printed area 360 x 230mm, 14 x 9", with strip of letterpress biography.
Frank Hedges Butler (1855 - 1928), pictured in a hot-air balloon, megaphone in hand. Butler was one of the first people in England to own a motor-car, becoming the first Honorary Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club. In 1901 he made a balloon ascent from Crystal Palace accompanied by his daughter Vera and the Hon. Charles Rolls (later of Rolls-Royce): while flying over Sidcup Vera suggested the formation of an Aero Club and so the Aero Club of the United Kingdom (now the Royal Aero Club) was founded. He was also a life Fellow of the R.G.S. and a member of the Royal Thames Yacht Squadron.
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