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Lot 81: (WRIGHT BROTHERS) A group of 19 rare photographs of the Wright Brothers' and their flying machines and biplanes.

ART & STORYTELLING: PHOTOGRAPHS & PHOTOBOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

October 25, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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  • (WRIGHT BROTHERS) A group of 19 rare photographs of the Wright Brothers' and their flying machines and biplanes.
  • (WRIGHT BROTHERS) A group of 19 rare photographs of the Wright Brothers' and their flying machines and biplanes.
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Description: (WRIGHT BROTHERS)
A group of 19 rare photographs of the Wright Brothers' and their flying machines and biplanes.
Includes views of Orville and Wilbur at work; the Wright plane flying from Ft. Myer to Alexandria; Orville Wright in the air for fifty-seven minutes 31 seconds; an aeroplane with a canoe attached; a trophy committee watching a test flight; a meet in Reims, France; the Wright hydroplane and more. Silver and silver copy prints, the images measuring 5 3/4x4 1/8 to 9 3/8x7 3/4 inches (14.6x10.5 to 23.8x19.7 cm.), including a collage (with 2 prints), and a few with period retouching; 4 with typed captions attached to lower print recto, and 10 with various hand stamps and notations on verso. Circa 1905-10

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