Item #CL206-44 [Sir Charles Kingsford Smith]
[Sir Charles Kingsford Smith]
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[Sir Charles Kingsford Smith]

c1932/1935. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, inscribed and signed by wife Mary Kingsford Smith in ink on image lower centre, 219 x 175cm Framed.

Inscription reads “Joe – A memento of Chilla [Charles], from Mary Kingsford Smith [1910–1997].”

Also nicknamed “Smithy” Australian aviation pioneer Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith (1897–1935) was born in Brisbane, “the youngest of seven children. Charles, or ‘Chilla' as he was nicknamed was a small, energetic boy who loved adventure and would do anything for a dare.” Ref: ABC.

The National Library of Australia holds a copy of this image, which is attributed to photographer Julian Smith (Aust., 1873–1947).

Item #CL206-44

Price (AUD): $1,350.00  other currencies

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