Orville Wright Photos

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Orville Wright, Katherine Wright (sister of Orville), and William Wright in 1909. Orville Wright, of course, was one of the "Wright Brothers." His sister took care of him throughout his life but when she decided to marry at age 51 (in 1926), he wouldn't speak to her. (Presumably, because she was "leaving him.") He didn't speak to her until over 2 years after her marriage when she contracted pneumonia and died. He was at her deathbed. William Wright is not identified but there was a famous British aviator of this name and about the right age. This may be that man. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain Collection
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Aug 19, 1874 - Unknown
Added Nov 22, 2011 by: Kathy Pinna
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1910 photo of Orville Wright (Wright Brothers) and Hubert Latham (a famous French pilot). Orville (and Wilbur) Wright, of course, is credited with flying the first successful airplane in 1903. Hubert Latham was the first person to attempt to fly across the English Channel (and, because he failed, the first person to land a plane on water!). Less than two years after this photo was taken, Latham died in the French Congo. It was reported that he was mauled by a water buffalo but at least one other report said that he had been murdered. I bet that these two adventurous men had an interesting discussion! Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, copyrighted by Cole.
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Jan 10, 1883 - Unknown
Added Oct 28, 2011 by: Kathy Pinna
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During flight trials to win a contract from the U.S. Army Signal Corps, pilot Orville Wright and passenger Lt. Thomas Selfridge crashed in a Wright Flyer at Fort Myer, Virginia. Wright was injured, and Selfridge becomes the first passenger to die in an airplane accident. Another image of this crash can be found at: https://www.ancientfaces.com/photo/pilot-orville-wright-plane-crash-kills-lt-selfridg/1204822
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Aug 19, 1871 - Jan 30, 1948
This is a photo of Orville Wright added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
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Aug 19, 1871 - Jan 30, 1948
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This is a photo of Orville Wright added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
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Aug 19, 1871 - Jan 30, 1948
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Orville Wright and Lieutenant Lahm of the United States Signal Corps making the world's record flight at Fort Myer, on July 27--The aeroplane made fifty miles at a speed of about forty miles an hour
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Aug 19, 1871 - Jan 30, 1948
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A photo of Orville Wright at start of flight, Fort Meyer [i.e. Myer], VA
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Aug 19, 1871 - Jan 30, 1948
Tending to pilot Orville Wright or passenger Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge after the crash of the Wright Military Flyer at Fort Myer, Virginia The plane crashed when a propeller broke and the Lieutenant became the first passenger killed in an airplane crash. Another image of this crash can be found at: https://www.ancientfaces.com/photo/september-1908-orville-wright-plane-crash/1348581
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Aug 19, 1871 - Jan 30, 1948
Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright seated on steps of rear porch, 7 Hawthorne St., Dayton, Ohio
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Aug 19, 1871 - Jan 30, 1948
A photo of Orville Wright at about age 3.
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Aug 19, 1871 - Jan 30, 1948
Added Jan 9, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
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This is a photo of Orville Wright added by Ancient Faces on January 9, 2012.
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Aug 19, 1871 - Jan 30, 1948
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This is a photo of Orville Wright added by Ancient Faces on January 6, 2012.
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Aug 19, 1871 - Jan 30, 1948
Added Jan 6, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
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This is a photo of Orville Wright added by Ancient Faces on January 6, 2012.
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Aug 19, 1871 - Jan 30, 1948
This is a photo of Orville Wright Orville Wright flying at Fort Meyer [i.e. Myer], Va. added by Ancient Faces on January 4, 2012.
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Aug 19, 1871 - Jan 30, 1948
This is a photo of Orville Wright added by Ancient Faces on January 1, 2012.
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Aug 19, 1871 - Jan 30, 1948
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Orville, Wilbur, and Katherine Wright, with others
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Aug 19, 1871 - Jan 30, 1948
This is a photo of Orville Wright added by Ancient Faces on December 31, 2011.
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Aug 19, 1871 - Jan 30, 1948
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