Alberto Santos-Dumont

Alberto Santos-Dumont

C007/5896 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 13.6MB

Downloadable file size: 584.5KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Alberto Santos-Dumont. The Brazilian Aeronaut stands in the control car of one of the airships he had built in France. The son of a rich plantation owner, Santos-Dumont became interested in flight while studying engineering in Paris, France. After piloting balloons, he built his first powered airship in 1898. His airship flight exploits caught the public imagination. In October 1901, Santos-Dumont received a prize for being the first person to fly around the Eiffel Tower. He built an airplane in 1906, the 14 bis and made the first sustained free flight in Europe on 23 October 1906 in Bagatelle Park, Paris, France. Santos-Dumont is seen here at the steering-wheel of his hydroplane during an experimental run on the Seine in which he attained high speed.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: adult, aircraft, alberto santos-dumont, aviation, aviator, brazilian, bw, engineer, europe, first, flight, historic, historical, history, horizontal, human, hydroplane, inventor, landscape, light aircraft, monochrome, pilot, pioneer, plane, south american, sustained

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.