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Wright Brothers' Hydroplane

Wright Brothers' Hydroplane | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A hydroplane built by the Wright Brothers being tested by the U.S. Navy on San Diego Bay.
DESCRIPTION
A hydroplane built by the Wright Brothers being tested by the U.S. Navy on San Diego Bay.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10035
Creation Date: 1912
Creator Name:Taylor, Harold A.
City:San Diego Bay
County:
State:California
Collection Name:Kaminski, John G., 1893-1960 : Papers, 1912-1960
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:Milw Mss 146
Original Dimensions:7 x 4.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The U.S. Navy purchased two Curtiss hydroplanes for testing. At the same time they bought one hydro developed by the Wright Brothers. The navy officer assigned to test the Wright hydro was Lt. John Rodgers, who learned to fly at the Wright School of Aviation in 1911. Lt. Rodgers was the cousin of Calbraith Perry Rodgers, who completed the first transcontinental flight in December, 1911. Cal Rodgers visited his cousin while Kaminski was at North Island, and it is probably this incident that explains the presence of a Rodgers souvenir postcard in Kaminski's scrapbook.
SUBJECTS
Airplane, Military
Harbors
Ships
Water
Cities and towns
Outdoor photography
Air pilots, Military

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