ORVILLE WRIGHT IN BERLIN, 1909.
Group of photographs, postcards, and a document relating to Orville Wright's activities in Berlin, Germany, September 4-20, 1909. Comprising:
1. 4 black and white photographs, 4½ x 6 inches, with inkstamp of the Grebrüder Haekel on verso, showing: Orville in conversation with Chief of the Prussian general staff, von Moltke; Orville stood within the frame of his aircraft; men dragging the Model A along with press corps in front; Orville's first flight at Tempelhof Field with crowds looking on.
2. 4 real photo postcards, 3½ x 5½ inches, by AngeF. Photochemie (2), Gustav Liersch, and M. Vogel, showing: Orville taking off; in flight, with circular vignette portrait; with the Crown Prince Wilhelm, and others, in front of the Model A and a car (2).
3. Typed invitation, September 6, 1909, to a celebration of Wright at the Hotel Central, SIGNED in pencil on verso by ORVILLE WRIGHT and airship designer AUGUST VON PARSEVAL. Lightly toned overall and with tape repairs to a hole on recto and verso.
Orville made 19 flights at Tempelhof Field, drawing crowds of up to 200,000 people. His flights came in the wake of Count Zeppelin's triumphant airship flight over Berlin the previous month. Orville recaptured several world records for altitude, duration, and duration with a passenger.