Toil & 2

Today’s photograph. I particularly like Twenties and Thirties artistically composed photographs featuring aircraft in a semi abstract composition, such as the Messerschmitt photograph on 9 April.


Here we have an image entitled ‘Rest after toil.’, and the details and reflections make it almost into a person on a mountain summit image. The reality is the groundcrew man is sitting on the engine of a KLM Douglas DC-2, the details just discernible on the left of the image. The photograph was made by a ‘Miss Margaret Wagstaff’, who I’ve been unable to find anything more on. It was published in the wonderfully titled ‘The Splendid Book of ’Planes’ from the late 1930s.

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

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