CASTELLA, Madame Cayat de. ~ Mme Cayat de Castella attachee a l'appareil quelques minutes avant sa fatale ascension.
Original silver gelatin photograph on marked postcard paper and trimmed.
Mme Cayat de Castella used to strap herself to the undercarriage of her husband’s plane and then release herself at altitude. Tragically she fell to her death in a display in Brussels in 1911. This photograph shows her ready to take off for her fatal flight.