Excited onlookers cheer as American John Moisant beats Claude Graham-White's time in a race around the Statue of Liberty. Moisant was flying a Blériot monoplane that he had just purchased from Alfred Leblanc for the vast sum of $10,000. He was later disqualified because he had begun the race too late and Graham-White was declared the winner.
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Credits - National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution (SI Neg No. 82-8731)