History in the making as a twin engined string bag named Goliath took to the air almost exactly 100 years ago. As the caption in the catalogue says "The Farmouth 'Goliath' airborne"! What we take for granted today was weird and wonderful then, and after the first World War the developments in aviation were phenomenal! What was the story behind Mr. Mason's card of this particular feat?
Based on today's inputs, it seems there is an error in this catalogue entry, and that this is the Farman (not Farmouth) Goliath
. Seemingly several large WWI bombers of the Avions Farman
company were repurposed for passenger travel post the Great War. Given that this image (with exactly this framing
) appears in a souvenir brochure of the company, it's possible that Mr. Mason was just taken by the image - or was taken (somewhere) by the aircraft itself....
Photographer: Thomas H. Mason
Collection: Mason Photographic Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1920. Dated 1919
NLI Ref: M24/60/4
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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