Italian aviation and dirigible pioneer (1877–1926) who was the first person to cross the Alps in an airship. Vintage 4.75 x 6.75 gelatin silver photo, affixed to a 6 x 8 mount, of Usuelli’s airship hovering over a crowd, signed in fountain pen, “Celestino Usuelli, 16 Agotto 1910,” with notations in another hand, in Italian, to top right. In very good condition, with scattered light soiling, silvering to darker areas of image, and an ink spot under signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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