Wright Brothers Home and Cycle Shop, Greenfield Village, 1971

Summary

Henry Ford acquired the Wright brothers' home and cycle shop and relocated the buildings from Dayton, Ohio, to his Dearborn, Michigan, museum complex in 1937. Ford placed the structures right next to each other in Greenfield Village. In Dayton, the buildings had been located a few blocks apart.

Henry Ford acquired the Wright brothers' home and cycle shop and relocated the buildings from Dayton, Ohio, to his Dearborn, Michigan, museum complex in 1937. Ford placed the structures right next to each other in Greenfield Village. In Dayton, the buildings had been located a few blocks apart.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Typed sheet adhered to back of image reads in part: B59842 / 051774 / THE WRIGHT BROTHERS HOME AND CYCLE SHOP / ... transplanted to / Greenfield Village from their original locations in Dayton, Ohio, / are among the many buildings associated with famous Americans now / located in this historic village. The home where Orville and Wilbur / grew up and the shop where the two brothers built the component / parts for the first airplane were reconstructed in Greenfield / Village under the supervision of Orville Wright himself. / PHOTO RELEASE ...

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