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Orville Wright with reporters departing Manteo - Sepia #1

Date: 1911 | Identifier: 805.1.f
Orville Wright speaks to reporters onboard ferry from Manteo to Elizabeth City following successful glider tests. Writers present in 1911 were D. Bruce Salley from Norfolk; John Mitchell of the Associated Press; Van Ness Harwood of the New York Herald; Arnold Krockman from the New York American; and a few others. Identities in the photo have not been preserved. Sources differ as to whether the ferry was the Hattie Creef or the Trenton, both of which carried passengers and cargo between Elizabeth City and Manteo during these years. Inscription on verso reads: "Orville Wright (center) and correspondents at Kitty Hawk, N.C." Another inscription on the back of this mounted photo is not legible. more...