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First to Fly — Completing the Army Demonstration

Date: 1909
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...
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First to Fly — Almost Flying

Date: 1901
Description: Wilbur Wright (standing, second from the right) with Edward C. Huffaker, Octave Chanute, and George Spratt in the workshed. Chanute was a special visitor f...
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First to Fly — Wright Brothers' Factory

Date: 1910
Description: Workers in the General Assembly Department of the Wright Brothers' airplane factory.
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Eddie Rickenbacker-Ace of Aces

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Description: Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker, who earned the title "Ace of Aces" for his 27 victories during World War I. In this photograph he is posed against a plane...
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Lindbergh

Date: 1928
Description: A formal portrait of aviator Charles A. Lindbergh taken at the New York Times Studio just prior to his trans-Atlantic flight because the newspaper had purc...

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