They were glass negatives of the Wright brothers' famous first
flight and for years, they were hidden away in the archives of the
Library of Congress. Now, they've been digitized and are available
The Wright brothers themselves took many of the shots, like this
one of the North Carolina dunes where they made their first flight
In all, there are more than 300 of these images available
online. In the picture above, the Wrights photographed their camp
on Kill Devil Hill (NC).
They also include several shots of the flyer in action over
Simms Station in Dayton (OH), where the Wrights started a flying
school shortly after their historic first.
But some of the most remarkable photos, recreated from the
original glass negatives, show the Wright flyer at Kitty Hawk