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Creator

Marie Mertens

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Item Identifier Number

ms1_18_7_1

Creation Date

9-29-1909

Collection

MS-1: Wright Brothers Collection

Description

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.

Publisher Repository

Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

Document Type

Image

Media Type

Photographic postcard, black and white

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Date Digital

9-19-2002

Digitization Specification

AGFA DuoScan T2000XL


Keywords

ms1_18_7_1; European Flights; Wright Model A Flyer; Mertens, Marie; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Spectators; Bicycles

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