Inventors of arguably the most innovative machine simultaneously vital to travel, military strategy and shipping, the Wright Brothers are eternally applauded for their unprecedented vision. This display celebrates the landmark “evolution” of flight with a piece of the duo’s original airplane and the bold autograph of Orville Wright. Framed to dimensions of 26x22, a sizable black-and-white photograph of the first aircraft’s December 17, 1903 maiden voyage is accented by a small container showcasing a piece of genuine fabric from that “Wright Flyer.” Additionally, the display features an original letter signed by Orville Wright (d.1948). Typewritten on his personal stationery with a “Dayton, Ohio” designator, the correspondence is dated “December 14, 1938” and conveys details of an upcoming anniversary celebration commemorating the first flight. At the conclusion, Wright’s black-ink steel tip fountain pen signature projects (“9”) strength and clarity. LOA from John Reznikoff, University Archives. This item has a reserve (estimated value $2400-$5000)
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