Wilbur Wright with Paul Tissandier
Lot 1010
FROM CARRIAGES TO FLYING MACHINES. Black and white photograph,
Sold for US$ 9,375 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
FROM CARRIAGES TO FLYING MACHINES.
Black and white photograph, 7½ x 9½ inches, mounted.

One of the most extraordinary images in the history of flight: Wilbur Wright and his pupil Paul Tissandier soar over three horse-drawn carriages and their drivers in January 1909. In the background, a horse starts at the plane, unaware that his role as a method of transport is on the wane, and that he is witnessing the future.
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