Leon Bollee in the Wright Flyer, Camp d'Auvours, near Le Mans, France, 1908-1909

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

August 1908-02 January 1909

Collection Title

Leon Bollee Photographs 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2000.53.156

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Glass (Material)

Technique

Gelatin dry plate process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5.000 in

Width: 7.000 in

Connect 3

Discover curious connections between artifacts.

Learn More