Labeled ‘U.S. Plance’.
Observer / machine gunner waving to camera.
Looks to be a Farman F.40 reconnaissance plane.
Paper bit bent on vertical edges.
12.5 x 18 cm
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)
The Farman F.40 was a French pusher biplane reconnaissance aircraft.
Developed from a mix of the Maurice Farman designed MF.11 and the Henry Farman designed HF.22, the F.40 (popularly dubbed the Horace Farman) had an overall smoother outline and smoother crew nacelle. A pair of upper tail booms supported a horizontal tailplane and a curved fin. The aircraft went into production in 1915.