An undated photo shows George Ford Morris, “celebrated American painter of the horse,” at work in the field. A 1949 article discussed his collection of works, comprising 4,000 items, including proofs, photographs and many originals. “It would be a lot of horses to have around if you had to feed them,” the artist said. Photo: The New York Times
The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two Americans brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who were credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903. In the two years afterward, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft.