Flight of Lloyd C. Griscom's and 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: PR00447

Title: [Flight of Lloyd C. Griscom's and 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. One of the flights included Ambassador Griscom as a passenger. Identified standing at the left is King Vittorio Emmanuel III.

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/432


Owner: State Library and Archives of Florida
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    • 07/Jun/2012 04:43:53

    pretty good picture