Description: This 2” x 2” square wing fabric was once a piece of the Wright Brothers’ biplane “Vin Fiz”, the aircraft that made the first transcontinental flight in 1911. The plane took off from Sheepshead Bay, Long Island on September 17th and landed in Pasadena Califronia on November 5th. The pilot, Calbraith Perry Rodgers, made the 4321 mile trip with 82 hours and two minutes of flying time.
The “Vin Fiz” currently belongs to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, and this original fabric was divided up when the plane was being restored.
Mounted to a 19 ½” x 15” piece of paper that has a half-tone image of a scattered group of people lifting their hats to the “Vin Fiz” soaring just above them. Item #AM00193.
Condition: Toned around edges from previous mat, scattered light foxing, overall good condition.