Item Identifier Number
MS-1: Wright Brothers Collection
The first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight. Orville Wright pilots the Wright 1903 Flyer while Wilbur runs and watches the take off. Note on reverse in Orville's handwriting "First Wright power-driven aeroplane just leaving the ground at Kitty Hawk, N.C. Dec 17 - 1903."
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Photographic print, black and white
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ms1_16_2_17; Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Wright 1903 Flyer; Flight; First powered flight; Take off; Launch rail; Two-wheeled truck; Battery boxes; Gasoline cans; Footprints; Kill Devil Hills (N.C.); Shovels; Benches