Description: American automotive pioneer Augustus Post (1873-1952) boldly signed this superb photo of himself standing with Boy Scout leader Robroy Price. The two men are outside in what appears to be a campsite, complete with a large, wooden owl sculpture looming behind them.
Augustus Post was a man interested in all forms of travel. He circumnavigated the globe by train and steamship at age 25, purchased one of the first cars ever made, was one of the first civilians to ride in a submarine, and was the thirteenth man to fly solo in an airplane. He was one of the founders of the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the Aero Club of America. Post competed in the international Gordon Bennett Balloon Races in which he set a record that stood in America for 95 years. He also was the official timer for Orville Wright’s 57 minute flight in 1908.
Post was an original member of the Sons of Daniel Boone, which became the Boy Scouts of America in 1910. He was a friend of Daniel Carter Beard, one of the founders of the Boy Scouts, served on the group's National Council, and wrote articles for the Scouts’ Boys’ Life magazine.
Robroy Price was a Grand Chieftain of the Boy Scouts and has also signed the photo in the lower right corner. Price also recorded the time and place of the photo signing: “Schenectady, New York March 15, 1929”.
9 ½” x 7 ½”. Item #A00752.
Condition: Fine condition.