The history of aviation. The Wright aircraft at Le Mans in France on November 18, 1908. The aircraft in flight overhead. Three balloons in the background used to determine the altitude of the aircraft. A high snow capped mountain peak. The aircraft in flight. High snow covered mountains having pine trees vegetation.
Presbyterian mission work in the southern appalachian mountain region of Madison County, west of Ashville, North Carolina. Man attaches a skid cart to a horse. A woman climbs in the skid. Man inspects dilapidated buildings. Group of men work at rebuilding and restoring the buildings. One man adjusting a door handle or lock, another man cutting wood with a saw. Storefront of Allanstand Cottage Industries at 16 College Street, Ashville, North Carolina, originally founded by Frances Goodrich. Sign "Allanstand" over the entrance way and the words "Blue Ridge" seen above that. Sign in a window under an awning, "Allanstand - Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild" (which later became the Southern Highland Craft Guild). 1930s era car parked out front of the shop. Pedestrians pass by on the sidewalk in front of the Allanstand Craft Shop. Bearded man rebuilding a stone post beside a driveway or road, with a farm and cows in the background. Another man in business clothing looks on.
An aircraft crash in East of Le Mans, France. Men in uniform with guns rush to the area of the aircraft crash. A plane area with trees around. The parts of the aircraft in fire. Smoke rises from the fire at several places. Water sprayed to extinguish the fire. Several men look on. The half clad body of a man on the ground with blood. A soldier attends to the man. The soldier lays his ear to the chest of the man. Several soldiers and men stand around and watch.
Le mans auto race in Le mans, France. Views of sports race cars. Spectators watch the race. Sports cars on the racing track. Ecurie Ecosse driven by Ron Flockhart wins the race. The team members celebrate the British victory.
Wright Plane flies in Le Mons, France. Wilbur Wight's plane with 25 horse power and two chain-driven propellers at Le Mons, France. Two men start propellers. Frenchmen pull Wright brother's plane 'B' Pusher type over the ground to steel rail catapult ramp. French military and civilian spectators at air show. Frenchmen pull launch weight into steel tower. Start of flight on 08 August 1908. Steel weight descends and plane catapult into air. Airplane flies.
Dawn and morning time in Paris. A bridge over the River Seine. Clouds over the city. A Statue of Liberty replica in the foreground. Men sleep on the riverbank. The Eiffel Tower on the river banks. Two pillars flank a road. Smoke from a stack. The Rue Royale, Obelisk and a fountain at the Place de la Concorde. Trucks spray water around the fountains. A man sweeps the street. Women push a cart full of baked goods. A busy market street. Men carry heavy load, push and pull carts. A mail man at a window. Children walk to school with book bags. 1920s and 1930s cars moving on the roads, as seen from unusual point of view of a moving camera at low level, just a few feed above the road surface.