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The Wright Stuff

by Smithsonian Digital Library

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village Dedication of the Wright brothers home and shop in Greenfield village, Dearborn, Michigan, April sixteen, nineteen hundred thirty-eight., 1938?Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
Dedication of the Wright brothers home and shop in Greenfield village, Dearborn, Michigan, April sixteen, nineteen hundred thirty-eight.
1938? The photographic print is from the original negative of the only picture taken of man's first flight, Kitty Hawk, N.C . . .

Today, August 19, is National Aviation Day, as well as being Orville Wright's birthday. He was born in 1871. The Libraries has many titles in its collections centering on Orville and his brother, as can be determined from a quick search. Some highlights:

Honoring Mr. Orville Wright on the fortieth anniversary of the first flights of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 17 December 1903. Hotel Statler, Washington, D.C., 17 December 1943.

The relations between the Smithsonian Institution and the Wright brothers, by Charles G. Abbot.

The Wright family genealogies: excerpts from the Andrews, Clapp, Stokes, Wright, Van Cleve genealogies : compiled with Ainsworth, Black, Crowe, Dickey, Elston, Garibaldi, Heller, Patterson, Ross, Scott, Sanford, Urbine, and Wilson family connections. by Alfred Stokes Andrews ; graciously assisted by Estelle Garibaldi Andrews.

Les frères Wright et leur oeuvre, par Geo. Bia … Rapport présenté à la Section aéronautique de la Société belge des ingénieurs et des industriels. Illustré par Fox …

Touching the sky: the flying adventures of Wilbur and Orville Wright  Louise Borden & Trish Marx ; illustrated by Peter Fiore.

Happy birthday, Orville!

Elizabeth Periale

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