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President Taft presents Medals to Wright Brothers, 1909

On June 10, 1909, U.S. President William Howard Taft presented Wilbur and Orville Wright with the Aero Club of America gold medals in the East Room of the White House, before an assembly of over 1,000 people. The above photograph … Continue reading

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Will the ‘real’ First Flight Photo please stand up?

You’re probably already familiar with the following photograph… Arguably one of the most famous photographs in the world, the above photo is widely recognizable as “the” First Flight photograph. Its silhouette has even become the logo of Wright State University … Continue reading

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Historian David McCullough visits the Archives

Yesterday was an exciting day in Special Collections & Archives. We had the privilege of assisting historian, author, and lecturer David McCullough and his assistant Mike Hill with research for McCullough’s upcoming book about the Wright Brothers, Sky High, which will be released in … Continue reading

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