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Curtiss and Wright airplane competition photographs

1910
 Collection
Identifier: 1992-247

Abstract

For what appears a brief moment in early aviation history, the Wright Brothers competed their airplanes in public demonstrations. The Curtiss Exhibition Co.'s Glenn Curtiss piloted one of his biplanes, and Walter Brookins piloted a Wright biplane. Three photos show the Curtiss biplane on the beach before take-off with a Boardwalk crowd nearby. Two others show the Curtiss and Wright airplanes separately in flight.

Dates

  • 1910

Creator

Extent

5 item(s)

General Physical Description

5 photographic prints : b&w ; 3.5 x 4.5 in.

Historical Note

For what appears a brief moment in early aviation history, the Wright Brothers competed their airplanes in public demonstrations. One of these displays took place in Atlantic City in July of 1910. The Curtiss Exhibition Co.'s Glenn Curtiss piloted one of his biplanes, and Walter Brookins piloted a Wright biplane. The aeronautic race soon changed into legal one; the Wright Brothers filed another infringement suit against Curtiss the same month.

Scope and Content

Three photos show the Curtiss biplane on the beach before take-off with a Boardwalk crowd nearby. Two others show the Curtiss and Wright airplanes separately in flight. These images were taken by an unknown amateur photographer.

Location

GL Box 2.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Curtiss and Wright airplane competition photographs
Status:
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400