Photograph of aviator William Hoff behind the wheel of a biplane at the Dominguez Hills Air Meet, January 1912. Hoff is seated in his aircraft at center and has both hands on a steering wheel in front of him. He is wearing a dark, long-sleeved shirt and a hard helmet. There is a ring on his finger at left. The canvas-covered upper wing of the airplane is visible behind and above the pilot's head, and a canard fore plane is visible in front of him. There is a man leaning on the plane at left and another man in a suit standing behind the plane at right. Photoprint reads: "He placed 2nd or 3rd in every event he entered".