Climb Onboard Edith Berg

October 7, 1908 Edith Berg became the first female airplane passenger when Wilbur Wright took her on a demonstration flight. Wright tied a rope around Edith’s full skirt to keep it from getting tangled in the wires and gears of the Wright Flyer. When a newspaper published a picture of Edith still wearing the rope a new fashion, the “hobble skirt”, was born.

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