Collection Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers at the Library of Congress

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  • Photography and the Wright Brothers -- Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers at the Library of Congress

    Among the materials acquired by the Library of Congress in 1949 from the estate of Orville Wright were 303 negative photographic plates. Nearly all these glass plate negatives were taken and developed by the Wrights themselves between 1898 and 1911. The images are as important as the Wrights' diaries, notebooks, and letters to knowledge and understanding of the brothers' historic accomplishments. Rarely in the ...

    • Date: 1881