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

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First to Fly — Completing the Army Demonstration

First to Fly — Completing the Army Demonstration | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Wilbur Wright, in the bowler hat, preparing the Flyer for the conclusion of the test required to win a U.S. Army contract. The 1908 demonstration had been interrupted by a crash in which Orville was seriously injured and his passenger killed. This photograph shows clearly the track from which the early Flyers were catapulted and Wilbur's intense concentration.
DESCRIPTION
Wilbur Wright, in the bowler hat, preparing the Flyer for the conclusion of the test required to win a U.S. Army contract. The 1908 demonstration had been interrupted by a crash in which Orville was seriously injured and his passenger killed. This photograph shows clearly the track from which the early Flyers were catapulted and Wilbur's intense concentration.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10526
Creation Date: 1909
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:PH 3211 (5)
Original Dimensions:6.5 x 4.5 inches
SUBJECTS
Inventions
Airplanes
Men
Outdoor photography
Clothing and dress
Hats
Fields (Agriculture)

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