Wilbur Wright and Leon Bollee outside the Bollee Automobile Factory, Le Mans, France, probably June 8, 1908

Summary

Leon Bollee was a close and important friend to Wilbur Wright during Wright's airplane demonstrations in France in 1908. Bollee offered Wright workspace and a crew of mechanics in his Le Mans automobile factory, and asked for nothing in return. Nevertheless, Wright repaid the favor by taking Bollee up for a flight.

Leon Bollee was a close and important friend to Wilbur Wright during Wright's airplane demonstrations in France in 1908. Bollee offered Wright workspace and a crew of mechanics in his Le Mans automobile factory, and asked for nothing in return. Nevertheless, Wright repaid the favor by taking Bollee up for a flight.

Artifact

Negative (Photograph)

Subject Date

08 June 1908

Creators

Bollee, Leon, 1870-1913 

Place of Creation

France, Le Mans 

Collection Title

Leon Bollee Photographs 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2000.53.79

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Glass (Material)

Technique

Gelatin dry plate process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7 in

Width: 5 in

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