Eye in the Sky - Scientific Kite Flying

The Century; a popular quarterly, Volume 54, Issue 1
May 1897, The Century Company, New York

The May 1897 issue of The Century carried three articles by the then leading US scientific kite researchers, Scientific Kite-Flying, with Special Reference to the Blue Hill Experiments by J. B. Millet, Experiments with Kites by Hugh D. Wise and Photographing from Kites by William A. Eddy. There are however, multiple text and image references to Lawrence Hargrave and his box kites in all articles.

These pages were originally prepared by the Making of America Project at Cornell University, USA. eMail: MOA-L@cornell.edu

Illustration Caption: 'Framework of the Largest Cellular Kite
(Lieutenant Wise's Modified Hargrave Kite)

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Title Page

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