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Otto Lilienthal makes one of his last flights, 1896 (1956)

Otto Lilienthal makes one of his last flights, 1896 (1956)


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Otto Lilienthal makes one of his last flights, 1896 (1956)

Otto Lilienthal makes one of his last flights, 1896 (1956). Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896) German gliding pioneer and aeronautical inventor, flying one of his gliders. He made about 2000 flights before being killed. His designs influenced the Wright Brothers. A print from Things, a volume about the origin and early history of many things, common and less common, essential and inessential, by Readers Union, the Grosvenor Press, London, 1956

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Otto Lilienthal, the German gliding pioneer and aeronautical inventor, captured in one of his last flights in 1896. This remarkable print showcases Lilienthal's unwavering passion for aviation as he fearlessly soars through the skies on one of his meticulously designed gliders. With over 2000 flights under his belt, Lilienthal's groundbreaking work greatly influenced the future of flight, including that of the renowned Wright Brothers. This image is part of 'Things', a volume dedicated to exploring the origin and early history of various objects both essential and non-essential. Published by Readers Union in London in 1956, this print serves as a testament to Lilienthal's significant contributions to aeronautics. In this black-and-white photograph, we witness Otto Lilienthal embodying determination and innovation against an atmospheric backdrop. His pioneering spirit shines through as he defies gravity with grace and precision. As we gaze upon this snapshot frozen in time, we are reminded not only of Lilienthal's tragic fate but also his enduring legacy within the world of aviation. Through this powerful visual narrative captured by an unknown creator, we are transported back to an era where dreams took flight amidst technological limitations. Otto Lilienthal remains forever etched into history as a visionary aviator whose daring endeavors paved the way for modern air transport.

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