Stock Photo Description: This photo shows the first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina with Orville Wright at the controls of the machine, lying prone on the lower wing with hips in the cradle which operated the wing-warping mechanism. Wilbur Wright running alongside to balance the machine, has just released his hold on the forward upright of the right wing. The starting rail, the wing-rest, a coil box, and other items needed for flight preparation are visible behind the machine. RIGHTS INFORMATION: No known restriction on publication. Library of Congress image information: Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppprs-00626. Digital ID: ppprs 00626. Stock photography by Library of Congress.
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Free Public Domain Photo of the First Flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina