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First to Fly — Army Demonstration

First to Fly — Army Demonstration | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
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: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
Fields (Agriculture)
Trees
Clothing and dress
Hats
Airplane, Military
Men
Outdoor photography
Soldiers
Military uniforms

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