The Wright Brothers… from a friend…

September 21, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

The following note and corresponding image was sent to us by a friend of the hobby.  Please enjoy.

Hi to the good folks at Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers.

This article (see image below) is from the bottom of the front page of The Evening Herald of Fairhaven and Whatcom, Washington state, Dec. 18, 1903. It is a rare front-pager. I don’t believe the Wright Brothers wanted the publicity being in a race to get the air machine patent, and I don’t think many editors believed the first reports of powered flight.

This paper came from a bound volume. It is in excellent condition and I’m glad the editor had the sense to put it on the front page, even at the bottom. The newspaper is now called The Bellingham Herald.

I’ve been collecting newspapers since 1969 and really enjoy your website, blog and catalog.

Mick Boroughs