Back in the day, before electric starters were invented, this was the procedure used to start an airplane: Flaps. . . Rudders. . . Throttle. . . Fuel on. . . Magneto on. . . (Contact !)
Contact meant that the ignition switch was doing just that; making contact across the switch.
This 8 1/2" x 11" print is limited to 30, and each print is individually signed by Army Veteran Douglas Curtiss.