Takeoff for Lloyd C. Griscom's ascent with Wilbur Wright

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Where: Città del Vaticano

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When: 01 April 1909

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Local call number: PR00440

Title: [Takeoff for Lloyd C. Griscom's ascent with Wilbur Wright]

Physical descrip: 1 photograph: b&w; 8 x 10 in.

Personal subjects: Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Griscom, Lloyd Carpenter, 1872-1959.

General note: In April 1909 the Wright Brothers traveled to Centocelle Field outside of Rome, Italy, in order to provide flight training to two Italian lieutenants. Spectators included Italian King Victor Emmanuelle III, Financier J.P. Morgan, and the United States Ambassador to Italy, Lloyd C. Griscom, who later established a home, Luna Plantation, in Tallahassee, Florida. This flight included Ambassador Griscom as a passenger.

Date captured: April 1909.

Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. [email protected]

Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/425

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    Early Aviation

    • 01/May/2012 18:42:17

    Date: April 24,1909 sources NY Tribune April 25,1909, Washington Times April 24,1909