Propeller-Shaped Advertising Ephemera (Early Aviation, Barnstorming, Imperial Polarine). Aerial League of Canada.

Propeller-Shaped Advertising Ephemera (Early Aviation, Barnstorming, Imperial Polarine)

(Vancouver): Aerial League of Canada, n.d. (1919). Black ink printed onto paper, 7-5/16 inches wide x 2-1/16 inches tall (18.5 x 5.2 cm) reading in part “LET’S ALL GO - SEE / Thrill of Thrills / AVIATION EXHIBIT / Saturday, May 24 / Minoru Park / Aerial League of Canada” also printed verso “Loop the Loop - Spinning Nose / Dives - Air Stunts Galore …[etc]”. There are additional ads for Imperial Gasoline and Polarine Heavy as well as Malkin’s Tea. ca. 1919. A rare survivor of an early and unusual propeller-shaped aviation exhibition ad. Fine. Item #1836

The Vancouver branch of the Aerial League of Canada was formed immediately after WWI and according to Chris Weight "... faded from existence by 1920, most of its aircraft having crashed" (p. 185) "First Flight West" (2008). Richmond archives also has a photo (Photograph #2012 35 1) in their collection of an airshow in Minoru Park ca. 1919. Ref. The Magnificent Distances: Early Aviation in British Columbia 1910- 1940. (1980) p. 11.

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