Orville Wright, Katharine Wright and Wilbur Wright in France, 1909

Summary

Orville Wright and Katharine Wright joined their brother, Wilbur, in France in early 1909. Wilbur had completed a series of impressive demonstration flights the previous fall, and the three siblings were celebrated throughout the country as heroes. Despite all of the attention from monarchs, politicians and business titans, the Wrights remained unaffectedly true to their Midwestern modesty.

Orville Wright and Katharine Wright joined their brother, Wilbur, in France in early 1909. Wilbur had completed a series of impressive demonstration flights the previous fall, and the three siblings were celebrated throughout the country as heroes. Despite all of the attention from monarchs, politicians and business titans, the Wrights remained unaffectedly true to their Midwestern modesty.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

January 1909

Creators

Unknown

Creator Notes

Copied from Flight magazine of January 23, 1909.

Collection Title

Wright Brothers Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.188.20982

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8.125 in

Inscriptions

Typed sheet adhered on back of image: Copied from FLIGHT of January 23, 1909 / Wilbur Wright (on the right), Orville Wright, and their sister / Katherine (sic) in Paris immediately after the arrival of the two latter / from America / page 50

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