Wright Cycle Shop Building at Its Original Site in Dayton, Ohio, circa 1910

Summary

Before moving the Wright Cycle Shop from Dayton, Ohio, to Greenfield Village in 1937, Henry Ford's agents collected old images and took detailed photographs of the building. These photos helped the team to reassemble the structure in Dearborn. Orville Wright and Charlie Taylor, the mechanic who built the engine for the 1903 Flyer, also assisted to ensure the reconstruction's accuracy.

Before moving the Wright Cycle Shop from Dayton, Ohio, to Greenfield Village in 1937, Henry Ford's agents collected old images and took detailed photographs of the building. These photos helped the team to reassemble the structure in Dearborn. Orville Wright and Charlie Taylor, the mechanic who built the engine for the 1903 Flyer, also assisted to ensure the reconstruction's accuracy.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1910

Creators

Unknown

Creator Notes

The original photographer is unidentified.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.571

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 10.00 in

Wright Cycle Shop

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