Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thank You Wright Brothers

First off, It's an honor to be a part of this weeks IHP guest-blogger-collective, POC. It was great fun to share some of my favorite B&W work with you all today. Thank's Laurel!

And thank you to the Wright Brothers! The below photographs are just a few of my favorites from their vast and impressive collection -- some of which hang on my walls (thank you Library of Congress!).


Timothy Briner

Work by Orville & Wilbur Wright. See more at the Library of Congress here.

[Top to Bottom: Side view from below of Orville soaring in level flight, spectators looking up at glider; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 1911 Oct.; Herbert Wright, nephew of Wilbur and Orville, son of Reuchlin Wright, age eight, 1901, Jan.; Rear view of flight 46, Orville flying at a high altitude over Huffman Prairie, Dayton, Ohio, 1905, Oct.]

[Among the materials the Wright Brothers estate gave the Library of Congress in 1948 were 300 glass plate negatives and two nitrate negatives, most taken by the Wright brothers themselves between 1897 and 1928. About 200 views from 1900 to 1911 document their successes and failures with their new flying machines. The collection provides an excellent pictorial record of the Wright brothers laboratory, engines, models, experimental planes, runways, flights, and even their accidents. The collection also contains individual portraits and group pictures of the Wright brothers and their family and friends, as well as photos of their homes, other buildings, towns, and landscapes.]