Wright Flyer Fabric Presented to NASM

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Ivonette Miller, the last surviving niece of Wilbur and Orville Wright, presents the National Air and Space Museum with the largest existing piece of fabric (127 square feet) that covered the original 1903 Wright Flyer, as part of the Museum's 77th anniversary of the 1903 flight. Mrs. Miller brought the fabric in a leather suitcase embossed with Orville Wright's initials.


  • Miller, Ivonette Wright
  • Wright, Orville 1871-1948


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," February 1981, p. 4.

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