Experimental flight on Lansdown, 1902

Experimental flight on Lansdown, 1902
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Description

The strange white contraption looks like part kite, part aeroplane. Taken a year before the first recorded flight by Wilbur and Orville Wright in December 1903. Patrick Alexander of Batheaston was one of Bath's pioneering aviators. Also pictured is C.S. Rolls (later killed in a flying accident at Bournemouth) and Samuel F. Cody, seen with the distinctive hat sitting to the right.

Image Details

Image Reference
 
33660
Collection Reference
 
X5 / 67
Original Width (mm)
 
293
Original Height (mm)
 
222
Collection Location
 
Bath Central Library

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