Orville Wright

American aviation pioneer, 1871-1948

"The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur (1867-1912), were two American aviation pioneers generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful motor-operated airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft with the ""Wright Flyer"" on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05, the brothers developed their flying machine to make longer-running and more aerodynamic flights with the ""Wright Flyer II"", followed by the first truly practical fixed-wing aircraft, the ""Wright Flyer III"". The Wright brothers were also the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible."

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Wright, Orville

Inventor, and aviation pioneer (1871-1948). Studio portrait photograph signed and dated, "Orville Wright / Dec. 17, 1928," 10 x 8 inch.
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The head and shoulders photograph was signed on the occasion of the International Air Congress commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight. Accompanied by a brochure from that event: "Brochure of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration of The First Successful Airplane Flight 1903-1928 Kitty Hawk, N.C. December 17, 1928," 12 pages plus wrapper.

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