Wright Brothers Outside Smithsonian Institution Building

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Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary
The Wright Brothers outside the Smithsonian Institution Building on February 10, 1910, after receiving the Langley Medal for their contributions to aeronautics. Alexander Graham Bell, a Smithsonian regent, stands closest to the automobile. To his right is Orville Wright, then Wilbur Wright, then Smithsonian Secretary Charles Doolittle Walcott. The Wright Brothers contacted Smithsonian Secretary Samuel Pierpont Langley for advice on aeronautics early in their work on the airplane. They later donated their historic aircraft to the Smithsonian.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 25, Folder: 41
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Author
Unknown
Subject
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
Wright, Orville 1871-1948
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912
Board of Regents
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
1910
Standard number
22183 or MAH-22183
Topic
Langley Medal
Secretaries
Aeronautics--Awards
Inventors
Rewards (Prizes, etc.)
Awards
Medals
Place
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description
Color: Cyano type; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Type
Photographic print
Group, candid