Notice of an Aviation Meet Featuring the Wright Brothers' Passenger-Carrying Aeroplanes, Columbia, South Carolina, 1913

Summary

The Wright brothers, always cautious when flying their airplanes, were hesitant to participate in stunt-heavy aviation meets. But the public loved seeing daredevil "birdmen" in action, and the Wrights reluctantly formed an exhibition team in 1910. It was a dangerous business, but it spurred interest in aviation and helped to sell airplanes.

The Wright brothers, always cautious when flying their airplanes, were hesitant to participate in stunt-heavy aviation meets. But the public loved seeing daredevil "birdmen" in action, and the Wrights reluctantly formed an exhibition team in 1910. It was a dangerous business, but it spurred interest in aviation and helped to sell airplanes.

Artifact

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Date Made

19 November 1913

Subject Date

27 November 1913-29 November 1913

Creators

Record Publishing Company 

Place of Creation

United States, South Carolina, Columbia 

Creator Notes

Page from the Columbia Record newspaper, Columia, South Carolina, published by Record Publishing Co.

Collection Title

Aeronautics Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

38.560.33

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ernest L. Jones.

Material

Newsprint

Dimensions

Height: 21.25 in

Width: 16.75 in

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