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[Orville Wright Glider Flights - Cyanotype #9], 1911

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 Associated Press; Van Ness Harwood of 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.

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Citation: [Orville Wright Glider Flights - Cyanotype #9], 1911. Alpheus W. Drinkwater Collection
Location: East Carolina Manuscript Collection, Manuscripts and Rare Books, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 USA
Call Number:Alpheus W. Drinkwater Collection #805   Display Collection Guide

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