Portrait of Katharine Wright as a Young Girl, circa 1881

Summary

Katharine Wright was born on August 19, 1874, in the family house in Dayton, Ohio. She was the only one of the five Wright children to finish college, graduating from Oberlin in 1898. Katharine returned to Dayton to teach high school. She provided invaluable support to her brothers, Wilbur and Orville, in their efforts to build a successful airplane.

Katharine Wright was born on August 19, 1874, in the family house in Dayton, Ohio. She was the only one of the five Wright children to finish college, graduating from Oberlin in 1898. Katharine returned to Dayton to teach high school. She provided invaluable support to her brothers, Wilbur and Orville, in their efforts to build a successful airplane.

Artifact

Carte-de-visite (Card photograph)

Subject Date

1878-1881

Collection Title

Wright Brothers Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

62.167.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Albumen process
Mounting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Brown

Dimensions

Height: 4.125 in

Width: 2.5 in

Inscriptions

On back: S. T. Wiggins, Photographer, No. 15 South Commercial Street, Ground Floor Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa."

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