On December 17, 1903, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, was no longer a quiet outpost among the islands of the Outer Banks. It was then that Orville and Wilbur Wright completed the first manned flight and the era of aviation began.
What is not well known about the Wright brothers' is that they were highly skilled amateur photographers, who even had their own photo laboratory. Their images were purposeful as well as documentary, allowing Orville and Wilbur to re-examine their work and share their experiences with colleagues. Now, through advances in technology, readers can for the first time see details of not only those first amazing flights, but also a glimpse into the lives and the people who surrounded the Wright brothers during their time at Kitty Hawk.
Hidden Images: Discovering Details in the Wright Brothers' Kitty Hawk Photographs, 1900-1911, by historian and Wright brothers' scholar Larry Tise, is a distinctive illustrated history, which for the first time brings to light the world of the Wright brothers at the dawn of aviation. The details in the images presented within allow the reader to step back in time and truly understand the trials and errors endured by the Wright brothers during these historic years in the history of aviation.