Wilbur Wright Signed 1908 photo of Wright at Camp d’Auvours

04 Nov

Extremely scarce matte-finish 5.5 x 3.5 photo of Wilbur Wright, Paul Tissandier, Hart O. Berg, Leon Bollee, and other observers, at the Camp d’Auvours in October–November 1908, signed in black ink, “With my compliments, Wilbur Wright.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 11 x 8.5. Diagonal creases to the lower right corner (touching but hardly affecting the signature) and the end of the sentiment a few shades light due to irregular ink flow, otherwise fine condition. In the course of delivering his Wright Flyer to a French syndicate, Wilbur traveled to Camp d’Auvours near Le Mans to perform a series of flights that would prove his plane’s capabilities. During these test flights he repeatedly broke his own speed and endurance records, and was successfully able to win the contract for production. A rare image from these important demonstrations in the history of manned flight. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA

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