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Georges Besancon
"La machine volante des frères Wright". L'Aerophile
Paris: Aux Bureaux de l'Aerophile, January 1904. Volume: 12 ; issue: 1: 16-18
L'Aerophile

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The first mention of the Wright brothers’ historic achievement in a major aeronautical publication.


Fred C. Fisk ; Marlin W. Todd
Wright Brothers from bicycle to biplane: an illustrated history of the Wright brothers
Dayton, OH: F.C. Fisk and M.W. Todd, 1995. 128 p.
Wright Brothers from bicycle to biplane: an illustrated history of the Wright brothers

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Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
Dedication of the Wright brothers home and shop
Dearborn, MI: 1938. 62 p.
Dedication of the Wright brothers home and shop

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A. (Alfred) Hildebrandt (b. 1870)
Brüder Wright; eine Studie über die Entwicklung der Flugmaschine von Lilienthal bis Wright (The Wright Brothers)
Berlin: O. Elsner, 1909. 63 p.
Brüder Wright; eine Studie über die Entwicklung der Flugmaschine von Lilienthal bis Wright

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Fred C. Kelly (1882-1959)
Wright brothers
New York: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1943. 340 p.
Wright brothers

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The only authorized biography of the Wright brothers. This copy was previously owned by George A. Page, a pilot and aeronautical engineer. Mr. Page persuaded 1,050 notable pilots, astronauts, aircraft designers and engineers to autograph its pages. The book was presented to the National Air and Space Museum Library in 1976.


Mary E. Knostman
Song of the Wright Boys
Dayton, Ohio: Reisbach & Knostman, 1909.
Song of the Wright Boys

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Presented to the Aeronautical Archives by Orville Wright. For voice and piano. Listen to a performance of this song [mp3].


Department of Agriculture North Carolina
North Carolina and its resources
Raleigh, NC: Winston, M.I. and J.C. Stewart, 1896.
North Carolina and its resources

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Louis Térès
Wilbur Wright March
Paris: A. Costet, 1908.
Wilbur Wright March

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Presented to the Aeronautical Archives by Orville Wright.


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