J. Thezard Wilbur Wright Flying a Wright 1907 Model Flyer at Camp d'Auvours near Le Mans, France

Price $2,500

Ref.# 15582

Medium Silver print

Mount on original mount

Photo Date 1908  Print Date 1908

Dimensions 4-1/4 x 6-1/8 in. (108 x 156 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country France

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Signed in white ink on recto, lower right corner by the photographer. Some light wrinkles in paper at top. Also inscribed and dated by Thezard. This was one of the first flights in France and Europe by Wilbur Wright, and it dispelled the unbelievers. A very dramatic image. J.Thezard had his studio on 4 rue Bréa, Paris, 2nd Arrond. and took numerous photographs of Wilbur Wright's activities in France. The 1908 Literary Digest, Vol. 37, shows an illustration of this exact photo with a caption that reads: "The World's Record that did not count. Wilbur Wright flying in the dusk at Le Manns on September 21 (1908), when his flight of 1 hour, 31 minutes 25 4-5 seconds was not allowed as a record because part of it was made after sundown." It was ironically under a headline that read: "Aviation Declared a Failure."

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