From historian and Wright brothers’ scholar Larry Tise comes “Hidden Images: Discovering Details in the Wright Brothers Photographs, Kitty Hawk, 1900-1911.” This illustrated history brings to light the world of the Wright brothers at the dawn of aviation. The images presented allow the reader to step back in time and understand the trials and errors endured by the Wright brothers during these historic years in the history of aviation.
What is not well known about the Wright brothers is that they were highly skilled amateur photographers who had their own photo laboratory. Their images were purposeful as well as documentary as they allowed Orville and Wilbur to reexamine their work and share their experiences with colleagues. Now, through advances in technology, readers can see the details not only of those first flights, but also a glimpse into the lives and the people who surrounded the Wright brothers during their time at Kitty Hawk.
Tise is the Wilbur and Orville Wright visiting professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. This is his third book.