Item Identifier Number
MS-1: Wright Brothers Collection
Photograph of men pulling the rope to raise the weight of the launching derrick at Camp d'Auvours. The photo is slightly underexposed making identification of the men difficult. Someone, probably Wilbur Wright, is working on the plane in the background. Leon Bollee is directing the men. From the Leon Bollee Album presented to Orville Wright July 17, 1920. This photograph was taken between 08/21/1908 and 01/02/1909.
Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries
Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries
Photographic print, black and white
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AGFA DuoScan T2000 XL
Le Mans, France
ms1_36_45; European Flights; Launching derricks; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Bollee, Leon, 1870-1913; Wright 1907 Model Flyer; Photograph albums; Artillery ranges; Weight; Bollee Album