The Wright Brothers First Flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

ID: 2002-12169

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1903

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

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Summary

The first flight on December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina with Orville Wright at the controls of the Wright Flyer. The plane flew for 12 seconds and a distance of 120 feet.

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Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

NASM Archives also has a copy. Original negative number is 26767-B, but that negative has been lost.

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

1903

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Topic

  • Airplanes
  • Aeronautics
  • Wright Flyer (Airplane)
  • Wright Brothers

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Event

ID Number

2002-12169

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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