Lieutenant Kelly's boots

The footwear of US Army Lt George E. M. Kelly features prominently in a series of photographs he took from a Wright biplane in January 1911. However, these images — here published for, we believe, the first time — are of great importance, as the oldest aerial reconnaissance photos thought to survive. Starting our ‘Hidden History’ special, focusing on lesser-known aviation stories, this is the tale of a pioneer aviator, his moment of history, and his tragic demise

 

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