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The Collection: Photographers: Unknown photographer

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Frank Coffyn (center), Arch Hoxsey (right), and an unidentified man at an air meet, possibly Asbury Park or Belmont.Frank Coffyn in front of an early Wright Model B aircraft after a flight.  Inscription handwritten on reverse:"Just after a flight 2,000 high on Dec 18, '10. Simms Field Dayton O."William Jennings Bryan congratulating Count Jacques de Lesseps at an unidentified ceremony.
Frank Coffyn at the controls of a Wright transitional aircraft. The blurred man in background resembles Ralph Johnstone."The Big Wright Machine The Record Breaker for Altitude, Atlantic City."Note from Mrs. Coffyn to an unknown recipient, possibly written while accompanying Frank Coffyn at Atlantic City.
Frank Coffyn (left) and Walter Brookins at an air meet.Model B in flight at an exhibition.Damaged unidentified Curtiss aircraft components.
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For most of the images in the collection, the photographer is unknown. The Wright team attracted a great number of photographers eager to fill newspapers and magazines with pictures of the brand new aeroplane. Although the pilots obliged their many requests, on one occasion a group of photographers ran out in front of Walter Brookins' plane as he was beginning to land. Brookins had no choice but to immediately nose his airplane into the ground to avoid hitting them.


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