Brick Sees an Historic Flight – Cleveland, Ohio (1910)

In August of 1910, Brick was in Cleveland, Ohio.

On one afternoon, two remarkable things occurred.

Brick witnessed aviation pioneer Glen Curtiss take off on a flight to Cedar Point, about 60 miles to the west.

(Glen Curtiss, like many of the inventor/pilots of early aviation, was an interesting character.

The second notable event was Brick’s receipt of an unexpected letter.

I assume the letter was from Miss Grace Vickers to whom Brick sent a postcard.

Grace lived in Eugene, Oregon – we don’t have any further clues about her history with Brick.

The face of the postcard is a photograph of the Rockefeller Building in Cleveland.

The postcard, published by A. C. Bosselman & Company of New York, was “Made in Germany”.

While the later career of John D. Rockefeller was focused on New York City (Rockefeller Center, Rockefeller University, Riverside Church, etc.) Rockefeller (and Standard Oil) were headquartered in Cleveland.

(Like Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick, Rockefeller needed the scope of NYC to display and enjoy his fortune.)

One hopes that Grace was pleased by Brick’s greeting and that the two remained good friends and correspondents.


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