First to Fly — Almost Flying | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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First to Fly — Almost Flying

First to Fly — Almost Flying | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Wilbur Wright gliding down the steep slope of Big Kill Devil Hill at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Much of the Wright Brothers' success derived from the fact that they successfully mastered control problems using gliders before attempting powered flight.   The original glass negative of this image from the Wright Brothers Collection at the Library of Congress was damaged in 1913.   This early undamaged vintage print is from the collection of Arthur Pratt Warner, the first man to fly in Wisconsin. It is not known how Pratt obtained the print, although it is known that he attended several exhibitions in 1910 at which Wright planes were flown. Possibly it was given to Warner at that time.
DESCRIPTION
Wilbur Wright gliding down the steep slope of Big Kill Devil Hill at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Much of the Wright Brothers' success derived from the fact that they successfully mastered control problems using gliders before attempting powered flight. The original glass negative of this image from the Wright Brothers Collection at the Library of Congress was damaged in 1913. This early undamaged vintage print is from the collection of Arthur Pratt Warner, the first man to fly in Wisconsin. It is not known how Pratt obtained the print, although it is known that he attended several exhibitions in 1910 at which Wright planes were flown. Possibly it was given to Warner at that time.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11621
Creation Date: October 10 1902
Creator Name:Wright, Orville
City:Kitty Hawk
County:
State:North Carolina
Collection Name:Warner, Arthur Pratt, 1870-1958 : Papers, ca. 1906-1958
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 3053
Original Dimensions:5.75 x 4.5 inches
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Hills
Men
Outdoor photography
Inventions
Airplanes
Air pilots
Hats

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