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  1. John Thomas Daniels Jr. (July 31, 1873 – January 31, 1948) was a member of the U.S. Life-Saving Station in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, who took the photograph of the first powered flight on December 17, 1903. [1] The flight was by the Wright brothers flying their Wright Flyer. Daniels, who had never seen a camera before, later said that ...

  2. When three members of the U.S. Lifesaving Service Station at Kill Devil Hills walked up from the beach to help out, Wilbur handed John T. Daniels the bulb that would activate the shutter and...

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  3. Dec 19, 2012, 1:24 AM PST. wright bros. wikimedia. More than a century ago, a man named John T. Daniels photographed the most iconic moment in aviation history, when he captured the Wright...

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  5. Summary. When John T. Daniels snapped the shutter on Orville Wright's camera, he captured one of the most significant images ever taken. The photo not only shows the moment of liftoff during the Wright brothers' first flight, but also the instant that heavier-than-air flight began. Daniels, a crewman at the Kill Devil Hills Life-Saving Station ...

  6. Before the brothers were quite ready to fly the machine, John T. Daniels, Willie S. Dough, and Adam D. Etheridge, personnel from the Kill Devil Hills Life Saving Station, arrived to see the trials; with them came William C. Brinkley of Manteo, and John T. Moore, a boy from Nags Head.

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  7. Jan 2, 2014 · When John T. Daniels walked up the beach with three other surf men from the nearby Kill Devil Hills Lifesaving Station, Orville asked him to squeeze the bulb operating the shutter if anything interesting happened. The result was what has arguably become the most famous photograph ever taken.

  8. Preparation - Background on Virginian-Pilot Story - Activity Steps - Assesment and Enrichment. Group D: Interview. John T. Daniels in an interview with Collier’s Weekly, September 17, 1927. I never saw men so wrapped up in their work in my life.

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