Sale 21BP01 | Lot 1068

WRIGHT, ORVILLE Inscribed photograph showing the first flight of the Wright Flyer I on December 17, 1903.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
WRIGHT, ORVILLE  Inscribed photograph showing the first flight of the Wright Flyer I on December 17, 1903.

Lot Details

Lot 1068
WRIGHT, ORVILLE Inscribed photograph showing the first flight of the Wright Flyer I on December 17, 1903.
Gelatin silver print with inscription at lower left "To Surprise Lake Camp/with best wishes/Orville Wright." the image 7 9 3/4 inches, mounted to a later board. Framed. The mount gently affixed to the matting, the photograoh extremities toned from the mat, a fw nicks and light silvering to the image, the signature with an original ink blot.

This uncommon photograph depicts the first flight of the Wright Flyer I on December 17, 1903 near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Orville Wright is the plane's pilot and brother Wilbur running at the wingtip. Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, NY, opened in 1902, is one of the oldest Jewish sleepaway camps in the country.


Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $6,930 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $6,930 (includes buyer's premium)

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