Photograph Of Wright Brothers Sketch

Date:
c. 1903

Contemporary three-view sketch of the Wright 1903 machine, drawn in pencil on brown wrapping paper. Notations are in Wilbur Wright's handwriting. The original sketch, mounted on cardboard, is in the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia. From the Papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright, vol. I, 1899-1905

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0038
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Wright Plane, Fort Myers

Date:
1908

This photograph shows Orville Wright (in straw hat) and other unknown individuals transporting a Wright plane in Fort Myers, Florida, in 1908.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0039
Institution:
American Heritage Archives.

Glider Flown As A Kite, Kitty Hawk

Date:
1902

The Wright brothers fly a glider as a kite in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1902. They would add power to their flying machine in 1903.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0040
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Soaring Flight, Kitty Hawk

Date:
1901

A Wright brother tests out a glider in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0041
Institution:
American Heritage Archives