Langley Flying Machine

ID: 2002-10629

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1903

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 15 Folder 9

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Summary

Quarter size model of the Samuel P. Langley flying machine flying on August 8, 1903. Langley was the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1887-1906) and was a pioneer in the field of aerial navigation. The full size machine was an exact duplicate of this design. Unfortunately, it did not fly as successfully as the model, and the Wright brothers became the first to fly a manned machine.

Subject

Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The original negative number is 18843, but that negative was lost.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 15 Folder 9

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

  • Langley Aerodrome
  • Secretariats
  • Secretaries

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

2002-10629

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 6.5w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print

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