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Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Cyano type; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Photographic print
Group, candid
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
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,
Langley Medal  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Aeronautics--Awards  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Rewards (Prizes, etc.)  Search this
Awards  Search this
Medals  Search this
Standard number:
22183 or MAH-22183
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div