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#275 - Wilbur Wright

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Wonderful photo of Wright with Berg—the first American woman to fly in an airplane
Description                           Estimate: $8,500+          

Phenomenal French postcard photo by J. Bouveret depicting Wilbur Wright and Mrs. Hart O. Berg seated in a Wright aircraft, 5.5 x 3.5, signed in black ink, “8 Nov, 1908, Wilbur Wright.” In fine condition, with a small area of old tape residue along the top edge.

Edith Berg, the wife of Hart O. Berg, a Flint and Company representative contracted to help manage the Wright Brothers' business in Europe, became the first American woman to fly as a passenger in an airplane when she joined Wilbur Wright for a two-minute and seven-second flight at Camp d'Auvours in Le Mans, France, on October 7, 1908. As the picture shows, Berg tied a rope around her skirt just above her ankles to keep it from blowing during the flight. Mrs. Berg was later credited with inspiring the famous ‘Hobble Skirt’ fashion after a French fashion designer attending the flight was impressed with the way she walked away from the aircraft with her still-tied skirt. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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