Wright, Wilbur; Berg, Edith; Wright (Co) Type A, 1908-1909 European Tour. photograph


Collection Item Summary:

Wilbur Wright (right) at the controls of his Wright Type A with Mrs. [Edith] Hart O. Berg seated beside him (left) as a passenger. Mrs. Berg became Wilbur's first woman passenger when they flew for 2 minutes at Auvours, France, October 7, 1908. Both look to the left. Note Mrs. Berg's skirt tied with cord below the knees.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots
  • Airplanes
  • Women in aeronautics

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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October 7, 1908

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National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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