"Woodpecker"; McDade, J.; Heilner, V.C.; Macdonald, T.A.; West, J.; Von Blon, J.L.; Jordan, John A.; Rose, Frank; Walkey, C.E.G.; Heald, T.D.; Leslie, H.; Strong, Robert D.; Et al
Title The Wide World Magazine - The Magazine for Everybody, Vol. XLIII - No. 257, September (Sept.) 1919 - The Thrills of Parachuting (Cover Illustration)
Size 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher London George Newnes, Ltd. 1919
Illustrator Tennant, Dudley; Reynolds, Warwick; Evison, G.
Seller ID 123g4356
Pages 353-440, plus 16 pages of nostalgic ads. Features: Flying in Central Africa - part 2 - tales from the log book of an R.A.F. officer during the campaign in German East Africa - article with interesting photos; Torn by Starving Jackals in Macedonia - Private James McDade of the 6th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers recounts his experience - with photo of McDade; Death-Struggle with An Alligator - what happened to Van Campen Heilner when he was photographing an alligator in a Florida swamp - photo-illustrated article; The Thrills of Parachuting - early and marvelously photo-illustrated article on this topic; Photo of tourist party in Solomon's Quarry, the world's most ancient quarry; My South African Adventures - part 1 of Jack West's incredible recollections, including photo of him aged 17; Ship Built By One Man - Liberian missionary, the Rev. James E. Lewis - photo-illustrated article of him, his wife and "The Coloured Missionary Yacht"; John A. Jordan and his African Leopard-Hunting Adventures; Our Trip to Catch Murderers - the rough and ready methods of achieving justice in Bolivia; An Exciting Night Drive - 35 miles in a South African Cape Cart; Relief Workers' Adventures - part 2 of this superb photo-illustrated article on thrilling experiences among the War Victims of Armenia, Syria and Persia; With a Caravan in Corsica - photo illustrated article which relates the primitive life of the people; A Mountain of Gold - photo-illustrated article about the discovery made by the Fisk Expedition - Captain James L. Fisk and Dr. William Denton Dibb; In the Wilds of Siberia - part 2 - fascinating article with great photos document the explorations of Harry Somerset-Lister; The Adventures of a Newspaper-Man - part 4 - Exploring New York - article with nice photos and fascinating observations of the people; A Butterfly Farm in France - French Entomologist M. Andre's farm near Macon - article with photos; Fascinating photo of flume in British Columbia, by which logs are carried to the sawmills; Photo of amber mine on the coast of Samland in the eastern Prussian peninsula. Somewhat above-average external wear. Openings and loss at each end of backstrip. Unmarked. A worthy vintage copy of this marvelous issue.