Wright Brothers Outside Smithsonian Institution Building

ID: 22183 or MAH-22183

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1910

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 25, Folder: 41

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Summary

The Wright Brothers outside the Smithsonian Institution Building on February 10, 1910, after receiving the Langley Medal for their contributions to aeronautics. Alexander Graham Bell, a Smithsonian regent, stands closest to the automobile. To his right is Orville Wright, then Wilbur Wright, then Smithsonian Secretary Charles Doolittle Walcott. The Wright Brothers contacted Smithsonian Secretary Samuel Pierpont Langley for advice on aeronautics early in their work on the airplane. They later donated their historic aircraft to the Smithsonian.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Wright, Orville 1871-1948
  • Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912
  • Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 25, Folder: 41

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1910

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Aeronautics
  • Secretaries
  • Rewards (Prizes, etc.)
  • Inventors
  • Langley Medal
  • Medals
  • Awards
  • Aeronautics--Awards

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

22183 or MAH-22183

Physical description

Color: Cyano type; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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