The Wright Brothers  - The Invention of the Aerial Age
Artifact Gallery

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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A Letter to the Smithsonian
Lent by Smithsonian Institution Archives
The Wrights formally expressed their desire to join the aeronautical community in this letter Wilbur wrote to the Smithsonian Institution on May 30, 1899.
Wright Brothers Letter to Smithsonian (Pg 1 of 2)

 

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