JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
There are many posts on this site about looking at images straight-on, and on looking straight down from a height, and looking through the perspective of someone else's eyeballs to make it seem as though you were the machine gunner/engineer/pilot and so on. With this in mind I think that there is not one image among the (probably) 7500 antique images on this blog showing that shows people in the act of looking straight up...until today. And in comes via a fine example, a poster made to celebrate an aeroplane/air show at the Johannistal field in Berlin in 1912. It was the largest field in Berlin until the late 1920's, and it hosted many pioneer aviation efforts and events, and at this one in May there would be an appearance of a Wright flier.
It is just a very interesting graphic--more so given that at this point (and probably another decade or so to come) that if anyone heard an airplane flying overhead, it was still an event enough for just about everyone to look up.
[Image source: Exlibris Buchkunst und Angewandtegraphik, 22/1, 1912.]