Wright Cycle Shop--Original Site--Exterior--Item 10

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

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.579

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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

Details

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