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Wright, Orville (1871-1948) Signed Photograph Commemorating a Dinner in Honor of Wright Given by Grover G. Loening at Delmonicos, New

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3012T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 23, 2017 12:00PM


Wright, Orville (1871-1948) Signed Photograph Commemorating a Dinner in Honor of Wright Given by Grover G. Loening at Delmonico's, New York, February 9, 1917. Large black-and-white photograph of the banquet held in honor of Wright, mounted on an embossed mat and signed by all attendees around the edge, including: Edgar Staley Gorrell (1891-1945), Henry M. Crane (aeronautical engineer), Henry J. Souther (1865-1917), L.L. Gardner, Charles F. Willard (d. 1977), Ralph Hazlett Upson (1888-1968), Dr. S.W. Stratton, George Owen Squier (1865-1934), Joseph Eugene Carberry (1887-1961), Benjamin S. Foss, Henry W. Harms, Thomas H. Huff, R. R. Loening, Chauncey Milton "Chance" Vought (1890-1930), Alexander Klemin (1888-1950), George C. Whitney, Grover Loening (1888-1976), Edson Fessenden Gallaudet (1871-1945), Henry H. Metcalf, Jerome Clarke Hunsaker (1886-1984), and others, signed by all attendees (including Wright) on the mat, with an additional exterior mat, framed, slight crumpling/chipping of edges, generally good, photograph features a large centerpiece with propeller mounted at the front of a group of tables arranged in the shape of an airplane; rare, no copies at auction, one institution copy located at Wright State University, 21 3/4 x 14 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

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Henry M. Crane, Jerome Clarke Hunsaker, Alexander Klemin, Chauncey Milton "Chance" Vought, Edgar Staley Gorrell, George C. Whitney, George Owen Squier, Henry H. Metcalf, Henry J. Souther, Benjamin S. Foss, Charles F. Willard, Henry W. Harms, Joseph Eugene Carberry, S.W. Stratton, Orville