Conquest of the Skies Wright Brothers Portfolio [75th Anniversary of First Flight]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0042
Dates:
1978
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.2 Cubic feet
One 11 by 14 inch folder.
Repository:
Conquest of the Skies Wright Brothers Portfolio is the commemorative portfolio compiled by the Franklin Institute in 1978 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first flight by the Wright Brothers.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Conquest of the Skies Wright Brothers Portfolio is the commemorative portfolio compiled by the Franklin Institute in 1978 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first flight by the Wright Brothers. The portfolio contains one 12 by 15 inch photograph of the first flight, seven 8 by 10 inch photographs of Wright gliders and flyers, two photographs of the lift balance in the wind tunnel, a 20 page historical booklet, "First Flight: the Story of Wilbur and Orville Wright's Invention of the Airplane," and reproductions of the following: May 1900 five-page letter from Wilbur Wright to Octave Chanute detailing his plans to build a flying machine; Wright's calculations made on the back of scraps of wallpaper; Wright Brothers' first patent (with drawings); telegram announcing the first flight; and the first published account of the Wrights' successful development of the airplane from "Gleanings in Bee Culture."

Arrangement
Arrangement
No arrangement.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2020.
Author
Patti Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Leonard C. Bruno, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0042

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Conquest of the Skies Wright Brothers Portfolio [75th Anniversary of First Flight], NASM.2019.0042, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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