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[Orville Wright Glider Flights - Sepia #3], 1911

Orville Wright and Alex Ogilvie assembling the 1911 glider. Note that neither the balding Orville nor Ogilvie is wearing protective hats—a rare omission at Kitty Hawk. The typed inscription is “Early type of Wright glider at Kitty Hawk. Photo [must] be returned to D. V. Meekins [possession?].” Meekins’ name was scratched out and replaced with that of “A. W. Drinkwater, Manteo, NC.” Meekins was a colorful photographer and newspaper reporter.

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[Caption] Orville Wright (left) ship under repair, reparing glider, Kitty Hawk

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Citation: [Orville Wright Glider Flights - Sepia #3], 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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