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Wright Brothers first flight

Image ID:
KR3198158163

Photograph shows the first powered, controlled, sustained flight. Orville Wright at the controls of the machine, lying prone on the lower wing with hips in the cradle which operated the wing-warping mechanism. Wilbur Wright running alongside to balance the machine, has just released his hold on the forward upright of the right wing. The starting rail, the wing-rest, a coil box, and other items needed for flight preparation are visible behind the machine. (Orville Wright preset the camera and had John T. Daniels squeeze the rubber bulb, tripping the shutter.)

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Color Black & White
Keywords First flight, 120 feet in 12 seconds, 10:35 a.m.; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
Credit King Rose Archives / GIW Photos
Year 12/17/1903
Model Released No
Property Released No

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Image ID:
KR3198158163
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