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    Unknown Artist (American, 20th Century)
    Orville Wright Taking the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) for a Ride; The Wright Brothers with their sister, Katherine (two works), circa 1907
    One carbon print, one gelatin silver print
    4 x 6-1/8 inches (10.2 x 15.6 cm); and smaller
    One signed by Orville Wright in the image.

    PROVENANCE:
    Taking the Prince of Wales for a Ride:
    Miss Alice Hall, Dayton, Ohio;
    Orville Wright, gift from the above, 1908;
    Lloyd Ostendorf, Dayton, Ohio;
    Rinehart Galleries, Inc.;
    Current owner.

    Wright Brothers with Katherine:
    Rinehart Galleries, Inc.;
    Current owner.


    Condition Report*: Prince of Wales: loss to mount in upper right corner, not affecting the image. Extensively annotated on the reverse of mount. Stamped "Daily Mirror Copyright, London" on mount recto. A crack/tear to support board just right of center of lower edge. A very few dots of accretion and indentation visible under raking light. Slight discoloration visible at extreme edges of sheet. A small dot of skinning in upper right corner. Sheet is dry mounted to board measuring 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches. Board is cornered to mat measuring 12 by 14 inches. Not framed.
    Wright Brothers with Katherine: silver mirroring. Possibly adhesive residue on sheet verso. Scattered hairline scratches and creasing visible under raking light. Chipping to edges of sheet, not visible when mat is closed. Fingerprint disruptions to the emulsion, likely occurred during printing. Sheet is hinged to mat measuring 9 3/4 by 9 3/4 inches. Not framed.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    July, 2021
    14th Wednesday
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