Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- Inventors [October 2010]

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Inventors

 

Emile Berliner, with the model of the first phonograph machine which he invented. (1910 - 1929). from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99471767/

Thomas Edison:

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Thomas Edison and his original dynamo, Edison Works, Orange, N.J., U.S.A.

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[Thomas Edison, John Burroughs, and Henry Ford, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, at Edison's home in Ft. Myers, Florida]

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Mr. Thomas Edison walking in laboratory yard with Messrs. Miller Reese Hutchinson and Miller

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[Thomas Edison, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing right, writing in his laboratory]

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[Thomas Edison, half-length portrait, facing front] / J.M. White & Co.

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[Thomas Edison, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

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[Thomas Edison, full-length portrait, seated, facing front, with phonograph]

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[Thomas Edison, half-length portrait, facing left and looking down into glass, experimenting in his laboratory]

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[Thomas Edison, half-length portrait, facing front, seated at desk, demonstrating new screen device in his West Orange, New Jersey laboratory]

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[Thomas Edison and George Eastman, standing, full-length, with motion picture camera]

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[Thomas Edison, seated beside phonograph]

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Thomas Edison

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Thomas Edison (1925)

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[Mr. Thomas A. Edison standing next to flag presented to him for the forty-third anniversary of the Ediphone invention by Ediphone Distributors]

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Henry Ford and Thomas A. Edison

Buildings:

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Thomas A. Edison Laboratories, Main Street & Lakeside Avenue, West Orange, Essex, NJ

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Thomas A. Edison Laboratories, Building No. 5, West Orange, Essex, NJ

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Thomas A. Edison Laboratories, Building No. 2, West Orange, Essex, NJ

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Thomas A. Edison Laboratories, Main Street & Lakeside Avenue, West Orange, Essex, NJ

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Thomas A. Edison Laboratories, Machine Shop & Library, Main Street & Lakeside Avenue, West Orange, Essex, NJ

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Thomas A. Edison Laboratories, Gatehouse (Building No. 9), West Orange, Essex, NJ

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Thomas A. Edison Laboratories, Building No. 3, West Orange, Essex, NJ

Other:

 

William Coolidge:

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William D. Coolidge--Director of Research Laboratory of General Electric Company

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William David Coolidge, 1873-

 

George Washington Carver:

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[George Washington Carver in his laboratory at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama]

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[George Washington Carver working in a laboratory]

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[George Washington Carver, full-length portrait, seated on steps, facing front, with staff]

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[George Washington Carver, full-length portrait, standing in field, probably at Tuskegee, holding piece of soil]

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[George Washington Carver, half-length portrait, facing right, Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Alabama]

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Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. Dr. George Washington Carver

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Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. Dr. George Washington Carver talks to members of Reserve Officers Training Corps

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Scientist's house

 

Eli Whitney:

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[Eli Whitney, half-length portrait, facing slightly left] / painted by Mr. King ; Wm. Hoogland sculpt. N.Y.

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Thomas Jefferson to Eli Whitney, November 16, 1793

 

Cyrus Hall McCormick:

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The birthplace of the reaper. Blacksmith's shop at Steele's Tavern, Va., which Cyrus Hall McCormick and his father used as a workshop. Here they toiled and experimented and here where Cyrus H. McCormick produced the first successful reaper in 1831

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Cyrus McCormick's reaper

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[Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Hall McCormick standing in a group of people by McCormick School].

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[Cyrus Hall McCormick home with muddy driveway and debris in front].

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[Home of Cyrus Hall McCormick at 675 North Rush Street].

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[McCormick, Cyrus Hall, portrait photograph].

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[Cyrus McCormick and Helen Gould, New York philanthropist, standing on a sidewalk along South Michigan Avenue].

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[Cyrus McCormick and Helen Gould, of New York, walking under the marquee of a building on South Michigan Avenue].

 

Samuel F.B. Morse:

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Morse and His Telegraph

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[Samuel Finley Breese Morse, head and shoulders self-portrait]

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[Samuel F.B. Morse, half-length portrait, posing with left hand on a telegraph apparatus, facing slightly left]

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[Samuel F.B. Morse, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front, posed with a camera and glass plate negatives]

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[Samuel Finley Breese Morse, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, wearing medals]

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Historical material concerning Samuel F.B. Morse and the invention and development of the telegraph

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[Samuel F. B. Morse, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

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[Samuel F. B. Morse, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

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[Samuel Finley Breese Morse, 1791-1872, half length, facing slightly right, beside his telegraph]

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Morse apparatus and alphabet

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Sending the first telegram

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Samuel Morse to Thomas Jefferson, January 27, 1805

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Samuel Morse to Thomas Jefferson, March 2, 1802

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Samuel F. B. Morse's colored sketch of railway telegraph, ca. 1838.

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Samuel F. B. Morse to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, November 14, 1862 (Telegram regarding sale of library)

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First telegraph message, 24 May 1844.

 

Emile Berliner:

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[Emile Berliner, full-length portrait, standing, facing left] / Underwood & Underwood.

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[Emile Berliner, with the model of the first phonograph machine which he invented]

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Emile Berliner, 1851-1929

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[Emile Berliner's recording factory and store; displays of merchandise with RCA logo; portrait of Fred Gaisberg]

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Emile Berliner

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Emile Berliner, 4/12/27

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Emile Berliner, [4/12/27]

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Emile Berliner [clipping]

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Emile Berliner [clipping]

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[Letter from Emile Berliner to Jacob Berliner, 1883 March 5]

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Emile Berliner : maker of the microphone

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[Emile Berliner feeding his grandson Robert Frank]

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Telephone-Transmitter: specification forming part of Letters Patent no.344,514, dated 1886 June 29

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[Patent application] Patent 462,062 filed 1908 Oct. 3, allowed 1909 May 18

http://memory.loc.gov/mbrs/berl/11010123/001r.jpg

Apparatus for producing sound-records: specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 689,349, dated 1901 December 17

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[Award certificate from the Franklin Institute for the promotion of the mechanic arts to Emile Berliner]

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[Berliner acid baths]

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Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry (Collection)

 

John Deere:

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John Deere, 1804-1886

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John Deere Blacksmith Shop, Marthasville, Warren County, MO

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Looking down from steamer on 14 14-inch breaker, taken n. west of Fullerton, N.D., 1910 : Jack Anderson, owner.

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Jack Anderson's Minneapolis steamer pulling John Deere plow in virgin sod : Fullerton, North Dakota.

 

George Pullman:

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[George Pullman residence, looking northeast across intersection of East 18th Street and South Prairie Avenue].

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Pullman House, 1119-1125 Sixteenth Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

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[George M. Pullman, head-and-shoulders portrait, seated, facing right]

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Pullman Company Administration Building & Shops, 1101 South Cottage Grove Street, Chicago, Cook, IL

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Pullman open platform observation car in service on D&RGW train no. 1, the "Scenic Limited" / Geo. L. Beam.

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New Haven R.R. wreck

 

Henry Ford:

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[Henry Ford, letter to his brother dated Jan. 6, 1902, on Henry Ford Company letterhead illustrated with photo of automobile]

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Barney Oldfield, who drove Henry Ford's famous racer 999 to new records [in race car]--Mr. Ford stands beside the car

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Auto magnate leaves White House after conference with President Roosevelt. Washington, D.C., April 27. Forced to run a gantlet of newspaper reporters, Henry Ford is pictured leaving the White House today with Maj. Henry M. Cunningham, Manager of the Alexandria, VA.O branch of the Ford Motor Co., after a luncheon and conference with Presdient Roosevelt. Both the White House and Ford refused to make a statement following the discussion which lasted a couple of hours, 4/27/38

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Ford Motor Company Long Beach Assembly Plant, Assembly Building, 700 Henry Ford Avenue, Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA

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[Henry Ford peeling a piece of fruit? and Harvey S. Firestone watching, on Ford-Edison camping trip]

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Henry Ford and Keith Funston, president of the New York stock exchange, standing on the littered floor of the trading area after Ford Motor Co. stocks were placed on the market for the first time in 1956

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Houses being put up by Henry Ford to house some of his families who must move out of the Hinesville Army camp area. Part of the Ford plantation was in the area. Near Ways, Georgia

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[Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone, posed outdoors, standing]

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Distinguished guests and hosts--the Henry Fords visit the Astors in England

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[Henry Ford, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, hands in coat pockets, outside the Executive Offices in Washington, attending a conference between industrial leaders and President Hoover]

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[Henry Ford, half-length portrait, facing front] / Underwood & Underwood.

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Henry Ford, 1863-1947

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Henry Ford, 1863-1947

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Henry Ford Estate, Fairlane, Fairlane Drive (4901 Evergreen Road), Dearborn, Wayne, MI

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The first automobile built by Henry Ford, 1893?, one of the first three of four automobiles built in the United States

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[Henry Ford, 1863-1947, full-length portrait, facing right, pushing his first car from his shop on Bagley Avenue]

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[Henry Ford, 1863-1947, chopping wood on camping trip with Edison]

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Henry Ford chopping wood

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Josephus Daniels & Henry Ford

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Henry carries along Ford car for mascot

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[First and ten millionth Ford]

 

Alexander Graham Bell:

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[Four generations: Melville Bell Grosvenor, Elsie May Bell Grosvenor, Alexander Graham Bell, and Alexander Melville Bell]

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[Mabel Hubbard Bell, Alexander Graham Bell, Dr. Bartol, Alexander Melville Bell, Eliza Grace Symonds, and Mary True with children, Daisy Bell, Gypsy Grossman, and Elsie Bell at the Hubbard home in Manchester, Mass.]

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[Alexander Graham Bell seated between his grandfather, Alexander Bell, and his father, Alexander Melville Bell]

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[Alexander Melville Bell family, standing (left to right): Melville James, Alexander Melville, Edward Charles, Eliza, and Alexander Graham Bell at Milton Cottage, near Edinburgh, Scotland]

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[Alexander Graham Bell, his wife and daughters, with Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Melville Bell and Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner Greene Hubbard on porch at Manchester-by-the-Sea]

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Alexander Graham Bell's design sketch of the telephone, ca. 1876.

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[Alexander Bell, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front, with hand on table with tablecloth].

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Notebook by Alexander Graham Bell, from December 29, 1891 to June 5, 1893
(Series: Laboratory Notebooks, Folder: Laboratory Notes, Volume 31, 1891-1893)

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Drawing by Alexander Graham Bell, 1876

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Drawings, undated
(Series: Subject File, Folder: The Telephone, Notes and Drawings, 1875-1902, undated)

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Alexander Graham Bell

 

The Wright Brothers:

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[Kill Devil Hill, where the first gliding experiments were conducted by the Wright brothers in 1900; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Orville Wright, accompanied by his brother Lorin, his nephew Horace, and his friend Alexander Ogilvie, of England, arrived for the purpose of conducting gliding experiments with a glider resembling the 1911 powered machine but lacking its motor]

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[The remodeled 1905 Wright machine, altered to allow the operator to assume a sitting position and to provide a seat for a passenger, on the launching track at Kill Devil Hills. This is apparently the only photograph of this machine taken by the Wright brothers in 1908]

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[Wright Brothers. Photocopy made in 1948 of letters patent granted Orville and Wilbur Wright for their flying machines in 1906]

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Wright brothers aeroplane - patented plans, 1908

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[Group including the Wright brothers]

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[View of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, photographed by the Wright brothers in the vicinity of their 1900 camp, where they conducted their first gliding experiments in October]

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[The Wright brothers' camp near Kitty Hawk, taken from the north, two groups of trees to the left, side view of their tent to the right]

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[Closeup view of the Wright brothers' tent at Kitty Hawk, a half mile from Captain Tate's home]

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[The Wright brothers at the International Aviation Tournament, Belmont Park, Long Island, N.Y., Oct. 1910]

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[28 pages of clippings from various U.S. and French newspapers concerning aviation activites of Wright Brothers between 1903 and 1909]

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[Ohio, Dayton, home of Wright Brothers]

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[Orville Wright, William Wright, and Katharine Wright, half-length portraits, standing outdoors]

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Wilbur Wright and Dan Tate flying 1902 glider as a kite, Sept. 19, 1902

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Telegram, Orville Wright to Bishop Milton Wright announcing the first successful powered flight, 17 December [1903].

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Wright Brothers Are Given Medal [Washington Post]

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The Wright Brothers Invited to Fly [28 November 1906]

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[Orville Wright, Major John F. Curry, and Colonel Charles Lindbergh, who came to pay Orville a personal call at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, June 22, 1927]

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Orville Wright, Katharine Wright, and Wilbur Wright at Pau, France. Miss Wright about to be taken for her first ride in aeroplane

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[Group portrait in front of glider at Kill Devil Hill. Sitting: Horace Wright, Orville Wright, and Alexander Ogilvie; standing: Lorin Wright, and group of journalists, including Van Ness Harwood of the New York World, Berges of the American News Service, Arnold Kruckman of the New York American, Mitchell of the New York Herald, and John Mitchell of the Associated Press; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

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Orville Wright [at left] et Wilbur Wright sur la terrasse des Pyrenees, a Pau

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Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright seated on steps of rear porch, 7 Hawthorne St., Dayton, Ohio

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Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright standing on porch at 7 Hawthorn St., Dayton, 1909

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[Wilbur and Orville Wright with their second powered machine; Huffman Prairie, Dayton, Ohio]

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[Wilbur Wright in prone position on glider just after landing, its skid marks visible behind it and, in the foreground, skid marks from a previous landing; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

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[Wilbur Wright, age 38, head and shoulders, about 1905; one of the earliest published photographs of him]

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[Childhood portrait of Wilbur Wright]

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[Wilbur Wright, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

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Aviation, Army. College Park Aviation Field. Write Brothers' Plane, Wrecked