Air Show Poster, Miss Lillian Boyer, "Empress of the Air," 1926

Summary

Would you climb out on the wing of an airplane? In 1921, Lillian Boyer did after only her second time in the air. This fearless decision led her to become a wing-walker, performing death-defying aerial feats. She hung by her teeth, ankles and toes. She balanced on her head. She even changed planes in midair. Her stunts garnered headlines wherever she performed.

Would you climb out on the wing of an airplane? In 1921, Lillian Boyer did after only her second time in the air. This fearless decision led her to become a wing-walker, performing death-defying aerial feats. She hung by her teeth, ankles and toes. She balanced on her head. She even changed planes in midair. Her stunts garnered headlines wherever she performed.

Artifact

Poster

Date Made

1926

Subject Date

1926

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Poster Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

68.160.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Harry Schlee

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)
Photolithography

Dimensions

Height: 28 in

Width: 11.75 in

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