The British Royal Aeronautical Society was organizing in 1903 and other years competitions for the most high flying kite. Among the competitors were famous names like S. Cody and his son Leon Cody, Charles Brogden (who won the competitions most of the time), Baden-Powell and Salmon. Here are some impressions of the competition.
Charles Brogden's kite
S.H.R. Salmon's kite