The First Flight

The first successful powered flight by the Wright brothers, 1903.

The Atlantic has posted a series of remarkable photos of the Wright brothers’ early experiments in flight. Above:

First flight: 120 feet in 12 seconds, on December 17, 1903. This photograph shows man’s first powered, controlled, sustained flight. Orville Wright at the controls of the machine, lying prone on the lower wing with hips in the cradle which operated the wing-warping mechanism. Wilbur Wright running alongside to balance the machine, has just released his hold on the forward upright of the right wing. The starting rail, the wing-rest, a coil box, and other items needed for flight preparation are visible behind the machine. Orville Wright preset the camera and had John T. Daniels squeeze the rubber bulb, tripping the shutter.

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Lartigue - The ZYX takes off

Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986)
“The ZYX takes off… Piroux, Zissou, Georges Louis and Dédé try to fly, too, Rouzat, September 1910”
Silver gelatine, print around 1965, 60,1 x 74 cm

Via Galerie Berinson

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Robert Longo: Untitled (Windows at Night)

Robert Longo - Untitled (Windows at Night)

Robert Longo
Untitled (Windows at Night)
Charcoal on mounted paper
60 x 120 inches


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Eisenhower's Air Force One

Eisenhower’s Air Force One. Photo by Christopher Griffith. (via)

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