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First to Fly — Army Demonstration | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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First to Fly — Army Demonstration

First to Fly — Army Demonstration | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Among the spectators present to watch Orville Wright's demonstration of the Wright Flyer at Fort Myer, Virginia, were Lt. Frank P. Lahm (left), one of the first military officers taught to fly, and Glenn Curtiss, who had already emerged as a rival to the Wrights. Curtiss had publicly demonstrated his plane, the "June Bug" several months earlier. The appearance of Curtiss must have been upsetting to Orville. Eventually the rivalry with Curtiss and the Wrights became so intense that it may have contributed to Wilbur's premature death in 1912.
DESCRIPTION
Among the spectators present to watch Orville Wright's demonstration of the Wright Flyer at Fort Myer, Virginia, were Lt. Frank P. Lahm (left), one of the first military officers taught to fly, and Glenn Curtiss, who had already emerged as a rival to the Wrights. Curtiss had publicly demonstrated his plane, the "June Bug" several months earlier. The appearance of Curtiss must have been upsetting to Orville. Eventually the rivalry with Curtiss and the Wrights became so intense that it may have contributed to Wilbur's premature death in 1912.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10493
Creation Date: September 1908
Creator Name:United States. Army. Army Air Service.
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:8.75 x 6.5 inches
SUBJECTS
Horses
Clothing and dress
Dresses
Hats
Uniforms
Air pilots, Military
Crowds
Men
Moustache
Outdoor photography
Portrait photography

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