It's Sepia Saturday!
I am posting today one of the most famous flight photographs of all. Maybe another participant did too - but I admit I did not check.
This digital copy is from the US Coast Guard web site. The US Coast Guard did play a role in that famous flight of December 17, 1903.
From their web page:
"The most famous aviation photograph ever taken. The Wright biplane, piloted by Orville Wright, has just taken off from a monorail launching strip on a field at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on 17 December 1903. Wilbur Wright, running along the right side of the aircraft, held onto the wing to balance the machine until it left the monorail. This is the only photograph of the world's first flight in a power driven heavier than air machine, which was invented by Wilbur and Orville Wright. This picture was taken for the Wright Brothers, and posterity, by Surfman J. T. Daniels, a member of the crew of the Kill Devil Hills Lifesaving Station. He and the other members of the crew assisted the brothers...... More importantly, they acted as eyewitnesses to the flight."
Be sure to check out the next Sunday Stamps post, up shortly. The theme is poets and poetry.