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Early Pusher Biplane with boat hull carrying passengers
From a large estate archive of Henry Woodhouse, photos of early aviation/aircraft. Henry Woodhouse was born Mario Terenzio Enrico Casalegno on June 24, 1884. He began his career in nyc, as an aviation writer under the pen name Henry Woodhouse (which he soon legally adopted). Despite his seedy character, he was a well-known authority in the world of aviation. He wrote several books, which still serves as aviation literature reference. “He was a contributor to such publications as Collier's Weekly, McClure's, Metropolitan, The Independent, World's Work, and the New York Times. He quickly started to gain fame as an expert on the subject of aviation around the world.” wiki
This original photo looks like it was prepped for cropping perhaps for a publication (pencil markings) indicating the margin and arrow lines.
Upon zooming in on the pilot, he looks eerily like Charles Lindbergh (cannot confirm pilot, passengers). What we can gather is it is it is an early Pusher Bi-plane capable of carrying (6) passengers (Very Early Airline).
The design is flying machine with a boat hull, intended for both land and water.
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