The members of the Aerial Experiment Association

This is a 1908 photo of members of the Aerial Experiment Association. From left to right are Glenn Curtiss, Casey Baldwin, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Selfridge, and Douglas McCurdy.

The Wright brothers had already invented the airplane in 1903, but there was a lot of room for improvement. Bell wanted to make the "aerodromes" safer. His wife Mabel funded the organization.

Bell made a huge kite he called the Cygnet that rose over a hundred feet in the air with Selfridge on board. It crashed in the water after seven minutes, but Selfridge was not hurt.

Work a Jigsaw Puzzle

Alexander Melville
Bell and family

Bell's school
for the deaf

Bell and Mr. Watson

A.G.Bell 1876

The Bell Family

Bell speaking
on a telephone

The Bell estate

Bell's granddaughters

circular kite

tetrahedral kite

Bell's notes

Aerial Experiment

The Silver Dart

Front View
Silver Dart


Bell and sheep

Bell and Elsie
May Bell Grosvenor

Bell's HD4

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Biography of Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada

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