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1902:  Wilbur Wright gliding down steep slope of Big Kill Devil Hill
1902:  Wilbur Wright gliding down steep slope of Big Kill Devil Hill

1902: Wilbur Wright gliding down steep slope of Big Kill Devil Hill

Regular price £100

1902: Wilbur Wright gliding down steep slope of Big Kill Devil Hill

(Wright Brothers / Library of Congress)

 In December 1903, the Wright brothers changed the nature of human movement forever with a powered flight over the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. But prior to that, Orville and Wilbur had carried out hundreds upon hundreds - close to a thousand - of unpowered flights in gliders, such as this one, piloted by Wilbur.

Perhaps their most significant innovation was the control system the brothers developed to allow a flying machine to be steered - the lack of such controls had been partially responsible for the deaths of other flight innovators.

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Specifications:

  • Limited edition print run of 100 pieces

  • Supplied with Paper Time Machine certificate of authenticity to provide limited edition provenance

  • Hand printed in the UK, global shipping available

  • Dimensions: 40 x 30cm including border for easy framing

  • Presented on premium Fuji photographic paper

  • C-type Fuji Crystal archive paper with a semi-matt finish. The paper is coated with a slightly stippled texture giving a very natural photographic finish with subtle colour