Monday, January 2, 2012

Electric Air Boat

It was a hundred and nine years ago today, but eleven months before the Wright Brothers first powered flight, that this cool neat-o electric air boat was making its way through the imagination of armchair adventurers everywhere.

Thoughts of flying were in the air, so to speak, with all kinds of attempts, and the time was ripe for it to happen—I just wish Orville had been reading this mag and called out to Wilbur, "Hey Will, maybe we should try it THIS way . . ."

Frank Reade Weekly Magazine — January 2, 1903


Anina B said...

Great illustration! If you like that, you'll love the art in our new book, Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Looks like a beautiful book, Anina. I look forward to purchasing it!