Item Identifier Number
MS-1: Wright Brothers Collection
A reviewing stand with dignitaries and a crowd for the unveiling of a two-ton marble monument on the site of the Wright Brothers first civilian pilot training school. The monument reads, "1910-1943. This stone to mark the airdrome expansion at Maxwell Field, completed on 1 December 1943, must endure in honor of Orville Wright who flew here on 26 March 1910 and Lieut. Wm. C. Maxwell for whom this post is named, and all men who fly for freedom, the living and the dead."
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Photographic print, black and white
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