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Rumors Of Flight: The Photographic Record Of The Wright Brothers At Huffman Prairie, Jeffery Alan John Sep 2001

Rumors Of Flight: The Photographic Record Of The Wright Brothers At Huffman Prairie, Jeffery Alan John

Following in the Footsteps of the Wright Brothers: Their Sites and Stories

Today, one hundred years after the Wright Brothers conducted their research leading to powered flight, we can revisit the period between 1900 and 1905. We know what the brothers did, and how they did it, largely because the Wrights conscientiously recorded their work both visually and verbally. In this sense, they showed an extraordinary dimension of their inventiveness. The camera was an important instrument of their research. The Wright Brothers as inventors had a unique understanding of the power of photography to make an accurate representation of reality (Nolan, 1984). As a result, the Wright Brothers have left us a ...