Lot #542
Orville Wright

Orville wows Berlin in 1909
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Orville wows Berlin in 1909

Typed invitation in German, one page, 7 x 9, September 6, 1909, to a celebration of Wright at the Hotel Centralin Berlin, signed on the reverse in pencil by Orville Wright and airship designer August Von Parseval. Horizontal and vertical folds to invitation, a tape repair to lower portion, as well as a couple subtle spots, otherwise fine condition. During his time in Berlin in September of 1909, Orville made 19 flights at Tempelhof Field, drawing crowds of up to 200,000 people. His flights came in the wake of Count Zeppelin’s triumphant airship flight over Berlin the previous month. Orville recaptured several world records for altitude, duration, and duration with a passenger. RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #436 - Ended September 10, 2014