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The Wright Brothers ‘set a spell’ on their back porch in Dayton

Both Orville and Wilbur Wright of the Wright Brothers are pictured in this classic photo, with them "setting" on the back porch of the Wright family home at 7 Hawthorne Street in Dayton, Ohio. That was the house "where much of the creative thinking and planning behind the world’s first airplane took place," according to the house's official site. The brothers "resided at the Hawthorn Street house with their father and sister until Wilbur’s death in 1912."

Wilbur Wright (left) was the elder, born in 1867. Orville Wright (wright, er, right) was born in 1871. This shot was taken in 1909, six years after their famous first flight at Kitty Hawk.

(Photo: Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-65478.)

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