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Wright Brothers Historic Test Flight Photo, 1908

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Antique Historic Photos Photography
Wright Brothers
Historic Test Flight Photo, 1908


Simply Amazing Original Vintage TYPE I Historic photo of Orville Wright demo'ing their plane.     Historic Original photos like this just rarely ever appear on the market.    Issued by the famous late 19th/early 20th Century photographers Underwood and Underwood.   Has the original Underwood and Underwood stamps on back. 
* See enlargeable images above and below

Underwood and Underwood company was founded in 1881 in Ottawa, Kansas, by two brothers, Elmer Underwood (born Fulton County, Illinois 1859 - died St. Petersburg, Florida 1947) and Bert Elias Underwood (born in Oxford, Illinois 1862 - died Tucson, Arizona 1943). They moved to Baltimore and then to New York City in 1891.

In September 1908, Orville Wright and his co-pilot attempted to win a military contract at Ft. Myers by demonstrating their new airplane and how it could be used in war. It went badly and it resulted in a crash that badly injured Orville Wright and killed his co-pilot marking the first airplane death in history. A year later Orville went back to the scene of the event and this time, won the contract. A rare image in great shape and issued by Underwood and Underwood and stamped on the back, this is a fantastic image that presents great with just a couple of really light creases from handling.

Size: 7.25x9
Designation: Vintage Type 1

Note: Cvtreasures stamp Not on Original