Apr 17, 2014 - Sale 2345

Sale 2345 - Lot 58

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
Group of 8 photographs depicting the Wright Bros.' hydroplane, including views of the airship in flight and a view of Orville working on the plane. Silver prints, 7x9 3/4 inches (17.8x24.8 cm.), and slightly smaller, each with William Preston Mayfield's hand stamp and many with Walt Burton's notations, in pencil, on verso; 2 duplicates. Circa 1913; most are printed later

Additional Details

From the Collection of Walt Burton.

After Wilbur's death in 1912, Orville continued to develop new ideas for airplanes. He built an aeroboat in 1913, and flew it from The Great Miaim River at Dayton. An image depicting Orville alongside the aeroboat in waders, a vest, tie and hat, is reproduced in The Wright Brothers Legacy, 188-189.