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Item 3 - Wilbur Wright Catalog 386 (May 2012)

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Rare vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 portrait, signed in the bottom border in fountain pen, “Yours truly, Wilbur Wright.” Affixed to a 13.5 x 10.5 cardstock mount with two additional vintage photos, each featuring Wright’s plane in flight. In very good condition, with a horizontal crease passing just below the facial area, a faint fingerprint impression towards the top edge, some light rubbing, and moderate silvering to the darker areas of the image. Wright’s signature is crisply penned and quite bold.

These photographs are of Wilbur Wright and the Wright Flyer soaring above the Auvours Camp, near Le Mans, beating the altitude world record ( 117 meters) on December 18, 1908. The small balloons visible in the sky were used to calculate the height. The ballloon was attached to a 100 meter long rope, so Wilbur had to go above the balloons to beat the world record. The stunning silver gelatin prints dramatically capture the Wright plane flying high above the landscape, and practically glow with the sunlight of the spectacular day when they were shot. Strikingly mounted with a seldom-seen signed portrait, this group of photographs make for a handsome Wright display. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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