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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the First Flight at Kitty Hawk 1903

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

First Flight at Kitty Hawk

Dates:

1903

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 292

Size:

1 volume

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

This volume contains a photograph and accompanying text. The photograph is labeled "A new, improved print of the only photograph taken of the Wright brother's first flight near Kitty Hawk, N.C., on Dec 17, 1903 -- one produced by the brothers themselves."

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: First Flight at Kitty Hawk, Crerar Ms 292, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

This photograph is labeled “a new, improved print of the only photograph taken of the Wright brothers’ first flight near Kitty Hawk, N.C., on Dec 17, 1903—one produced by the brothers themselves.” The glass negative was found in the personal estate of Orville Wright in 1949. The photograph is considered a masterpiece even though the brothers did not consider themselves to be photographers. The photo itself depicts the low-flying plane and a man standing near it on a beach. The photo’s lower left corner is damaged, and there is some fading on its left side, but the image is generally clear and detailed.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Volume 1

Crerar Ms 292