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Mushy Skeli waving to Ernest Failloubaz

Mushy Skeli waving to Ernest Failloubaz

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Swiss Skeli Adventure N° 287_4

Mushy Skeli, being the Primordial Fungi, is all about networking, his mycelium reach absolutely everywhere… With that in mind, we see him here waving to a group of men. The young one in the Oliver Twist cap is Ernest Failloubaz, who was only 18 years old at this time. His father died when he was 4 years old, and his mother died six years later. After that, the boy was raised by his grandmother and an aunt.

His remarkable feat at the Aviation days was to stay in the air with his plane for 58 minutes and 17 seconds, breaking a record for flight duration. It was also the first flight of an airplane built and piloted by Swiss people. Failloubaz succeeded in taking off and landing gently with the machine built by René Grandjean. See post for full text.

This postcard is from around 1910. Published: May 4, 2023.


All cards mounted on white 250 g/m² paper with trimmed edges. Vintage postcard, overpainted with acrylic paint, H x B cm, no frame. Signed and dated in pencil on back. This can be easily erased in the event you want to use the card.

The cards are packaged in cellophane with an informative text about the history of the image on each card and when it was first published.

Please note that since these are antique postcards, some might contain small tears, pinholes and/or scratches. Fleshy tries her best to lovingly craft each card, but sometimes a tear might be too close to the overall subject to cut it out. The actual colors might differ slightly from your monitor.

Every postcard is a small, unique work of art!

Delivery throughout Europe and overseas is with normal postal mail in cardboard envelopes so nothing should bend. Postage and packaging are calculated at checkout.

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