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The Wright brothers inaugurated the aerial age with the world's first successful flights of a powered heavier-than-air flying machine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903. In June 1909, a two day celebration was held in the Wrights' hometown of Dayton, Ohio in their honor. Held on June 17-18, the event featured parades, concerts, a fireworks display, and an awards ceremony which included schoolchildren dressed in red, white, and blue and lined up to form an American flag.

Identifier

NASM.2018.0019

Processing Information

Arranged and described (2018) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.

Date

1909

Provenance

Kenneth A. Vogel, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0019

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)

Summary

The Wright brothers inaugurated the aerial age with the world's first successful flights of a powered heavier-than-air flying machine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903. In June 1909, a two day celebration was held in the Wrights' hometown of Dayton, Ohio in their honor. This collection consists of a post card advertising the event.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Arrangement note

Collection is in original order.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a post card advertising the celebration of the Wright Brothers held in Dayton, Ohio on June 17-18, 1909. The card is addressed to Miss Anna Pearl Cisco in Richmond, Indiana and is postmarked June 10, 1909. The post card features images of Orville and Wilbur Wright at the top along with a large illustration of an aircraft in the manner of a Wright (Co) Type A in flight. The text on the card reads, "The Nation, State, and City Welcome the World's Greatest Aviators."

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Names

Wright Brothers

Topics Aeronautics
Postcards
Special events

Citation

Wright Brothers Post Card, NASM.2018.0019, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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