Experimental tandem-wing aircraft made by aviation pioneer, John Joseph Montgomery (1858-1911). The location is the Leonard Ranch on the bluffs of what is now the Seascape area. Montgomery first tested model airplanes and later a 24-foot glider. Many test flights took off from the railroad trestle at Manresa Beach. The individuals are unidentified. This airplane may be the one tested in July, 1904.
Date: ca. 1903-1905
Place: Leonard Ranch (Seascape area)
Sources of Information: Tom Leonard; Clark p. 182; Spearman p.18, pp.36-52
Original size: 5"x7"
This photograph is the property of Tom Leonard.