The Wright Brothers  - The Invention of the Aerial Age

Orville's mandolin. 200 intricately carved wing shapes. One surviving wingtip. These artifacts in the Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age online exhibit offer rich details and personal insights into the Wright brothers' lives. Begin exploring and learn more about the Wright brothers.


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Courtesy of the Library of Congress
After the flights, the Wrights sent home this telegram to their father confirming their success. It mistakenly states the longest flight as 57 seconds and misspells Orville's name.
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