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First to Fly — Army Demonstration

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DESCRIPTION

Soldiers at Fort Myer, Virginia, watching Orville Wright demonstrate the Wright Brothers' airplane for the U.S. Army. Milwaukee's Billy Mitchell is said to have attended this test as a young Signal Corps officer. This is what he would have witnessed. Mitchell was the first person with Wisconsin ties to witness the Wright Brothers' plane in flight.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 10400

Creation Date: 1908-09-17 

Creator Name: Unknown

City: Fort Myer

County: 

State: Virginia

Collection Name: Bruno, Harry A. (Harry Augustine), 1893-1978 : Harry A. Bruno papers, 1919-1969

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: U.S. Mss 53AF Box 3

Original Dimensions: 6 x 4.5 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The derrick at left was used to lift a counterweight that catapulted the Flyer into the air.

SUBJECTS

Agriculture

Airplane, Military

Botany

Clothing and dress

Fields (Agriculture)

Hats

Men

Military art and science

Military uniforms

Outdoor photography

Persons

Soldiers

Trees

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