File:Wright first flight.tif

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  • [First flight, 120 feet in 12 seconds, 10:35 a.m.; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina];
  • Other Title: First flight, December 17, 1903
English: Summary: Photograph shows the first powered, controlled, sustained flight. Orville Wright at the controls of the machine, lying prone on the lower wing with hips in the cradle which operated the wing-warping mechanism. Wilbur Wright running alongside to balance the machine, has just released his hold on the forward upright of the right wing. The starting rail, the wing-rest, a coil box, and other items needed for flight preparation are visible behind the machine. (Orville Wright preset the camera and had John T. Daniels squeeze the rubber bulb, tripping the shutter.)
Date [1903 Dec. 17]
Medium 1 photograph : glass negative, dry plate
Dimensions 5 x 7 in.
  • Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912 , photographer
  • Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 , photographer
  • Daniels, John T. , photographer
Accession number
  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppprs-00626 (digital file from original)
  • LC-W861-35 (b&w film copy neg.)
  • LC-USZ62-6166A (b&w film copy neg.)
  • Call Number: LC-W86- 35 (Cabinet A) [P&P]
  • Title and subject note from: Wilbur & Orville Wright, pictorial materials: a documentary guide / Arthur G. Renstrom. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982, p. 57.
  • Attributed to Wilbur and/or Orville Wright.
  • Reference copy in LOT 11512.
  • For more information about this collection, see
  • Forms part of: Glass negatives from the Papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright.
  • Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1995, p. 286.
  • Published in: American treasures in the Library of Congress. New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1997, p. 96.
  • Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States / Vincent Virga and curators of the Library of Congress ; historical commentary by Alan Brinkley. New York : Knopf, 1997.
  • Library of Congress prints and photographs: an illustrated guide / Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1995, p. 19.
  • Published in: Viewpoints; a selection from the pictorial collections of the Library of Congress .... Washington : Library of Congress ..., 1975, no. 49.
  • Lccn 96507704 had a version of this record for a reference print
This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3a53266.
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