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Wheel Kite, Canada, 1908

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"Wheel-shaped kite flies at Beinn Bhreagh [estate] in 1908 under the eye of its inventor, [Alexander Graham] Bell (right). ... Convinced that man would fly and that he himself might invent the machine, Dr. Bell had been experimenting with kites for many years."

—From "The Romance of the Geographic," October 1963, National Geographic magazine
Photograph by Gilbert H. Grosvenor

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