Item Identifier Number
MS-1: Wright Brothers Collection
Orville Wright standing between the landing skids of the Wright Model A Flyer. A group of spectators surrounds the Flyer. The woman near the center of the photograph is identified as Marie Mertens. The postcard is inscribed as "Bornstedt field. Your are standing between your flying machine. I am also here, laughing triumphantly for just now your celebrated person had fallen victim to my camera too." This photograph was taken between 09/29/1909 and 10/15/1909.
Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries
Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries
Photographic postcard, black and white
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AGFA DuoScan T2000XL
ms1_18_7_1; European Flights; Wright Model A Flyer; Mertens, Marie; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Spectators; Bicycles