WRIGHT AT CAMP D'AUVOURS, 1908.
Group of 15 black and white photographs, 5 x 7 inches and other sizes, inkstamps on verso of Rol, Photographie du Journal, Branger, and Théodoresco.
"Wilbur made his first flight at Camp d'Auvours on August 21. The atmosphere was electric.... Wilbur was aloft every day, breaking records as soon as he set them" (Crouch and Jakab, The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age, pp 166-172).
Comprising 2 images of the Flyer aloft, one dating from October 3 when Wilbur made a 55 minute flight; Wilbur with Léon Bollée, the car manufacturer who lent Wright shop space and mechanics to work on the Flyer; 2 of Bollée's mechanics; Wilbur in conversation with Bollée, the Brothers' agent in France Hart O. Berg, and another; a nervous group, Wilbur at the center; Berg talking to officials from the government commission; Berg explaining Flyer features to Henry White, US Ambassador to France; Mrs Berg inspecting the Flyer; 4 portraits of Wilbur; 2 spliced photographs prepared for publication; a postcard of Wilbur in flight at Hunaudières.