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The Wright Flyer's First Flight, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, December 17, 1903

Daniels, John T., 1873-19481903-12-17

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

When John T. Daniels snapped the shutter on Orville Wright's camera, he captured one of the most significant images ever taken. The photo not only shows the moment of liftoff during the Wright brothers' first flight, but also the instant that heavier-than-air flight began. Daniels, a crewman at the Kill Devil Hills Life-Saving Station, had never used a camera before.

Details

  • Title: The Wright Flyer's First Flight, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, December 17, 1903
  • Creator: Daniels, John T., 1873-1948
  • Date: 1903-12-17
  • Location: United States, North Carolina, Kill Devil Hills
  • Subject Keywords: Wright, Orville, 1871-1948, Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912, Wright Brothers, Wright Flyer (Airplane), Firsts, Airplanes, Aviation, Inventions, Inventors, Experimental aircraft, Wright airplanes, Photographic prints, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: P.833.69987
  • Inventor: Orville and Wilbur Wright
  • Invention: Airplane
  • Image ID: THF111093
  • Field: Transportation
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

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