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Photo 1: Interior of The Wright Cycle Company building, bicycle equipment displayed. [Photo 1] with link to larger version of photo.
(National Park Service)

Photo 1 shows the inside of The Wright Cycle Company building at 22 South Williams Street as it may have looked at the time when the Wrights worked here.

Photo 2: Interior of the Hoover block print shop. [Photo 2] with link to larger version of photo.
(National Park Service)

Photo 2 shows the inside of the Wright brothers' print shop at the Hoover block as it looked at the time when the Wrights worked there.

Questions for Photos 1 & 2

1. How are these workshops similar to and/or different from modern workshops you may have seen?

2. Do you think these recreated workshops help people better understand the Wright brothers' experience? Why or why not?

3. Why do you think it is important for people to learn about the brothers' experience at Hoover block and The Wright Cycle Company?

* The images on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 1 and Photo 2, but be aware that each file will take as much as 32 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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