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Airplanes

Artist:
Arman, American, b. Nice, France, 1928–2005
Medium:
Screenprint on paper
Dimensions:
19 1/16 x 31 1/16 in. (48.5 x 79 cm)
Type:
Print
Date:
BY 1966
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.141
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Dada/Fluxus
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Airplane

Manufacturer:
State Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, USSR, founded 1918
Designer:
Lebedeva, 1895
Medium:
porcelain, enamel, gilding
Type:
ceramics
Decorative Arts
Plate
Object Name:
Plate
Made in:
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Date:
ca. 1920
Credit Line:
The Henry and Ludmilla Shapiro Collection; Partial gift and partial purchase through the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program Funds
Accession Number:
1989-41-12
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Circular, with notched gilded border and in the center a scene showing a stylized airplane flown by a young man and woman, a red flying carpet, a couple dressed in medieval costume, a chained ogre, caged birds
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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AIrplane Sculpture

Type:
sculpture
Accession Number:
2011.0005.0002
Description:
coral airplane sculpture/B.K. Adams
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
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Anacostia Community Museum
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Jefferson Airplane

Designer:
Bonnie MacLean, American, b. 1949
Photographer:
Herb Greene
Medium:
Offset lithograph on white wove paper
Culture:
American
Type:
graphic design
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Made in:
Europe and USA
Date:
1967
Period:
Psychedelic
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie J. Schreyer
Accession Number:
1979-34-11
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Poster featuring psychedelic yellow and purple design on brown ground. Images of Jefferson Airplane band members framed in circles and a square with engulfing spheres with text: BILL GRAHAM PRESENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO / JEFFERSON AIRPLANE [additional information, date, location].
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
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Jefferson Airplane

Designer:
Lee Conklin, b. 1941
Printer:
Tea Lautrec Litho, San Francisco
Medium:
Offset lithograph on white wove paper
Culture:
American
Type:
graphic design
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Made in:
Europe and USA
Date:
1968
Period:
Psychedelic
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie J. Schreyer
Accession Number:
1979-34-6
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Mostly red poster depicting melted abstract shapes, biomorpic lettering: BILL GRAHAM PRESENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO / OCT 24 25 26; THURS / FRI SAT; JEFFERSON / AIRPLANE; RECORDING LIVE / BALLET AFRO-HAITI / AB. SKHY / TICKETS [ticket information in lower margin]. At center, an airplane with a woman upper body, centaur-motorcycles.
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Jefferson Airplane

Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, and Spencer Dryden,
Artist:
Robert Wesley Wilson, born 1937
Copy after:
Herb Greene, born 1942
Lithographer:
West Coast Lithograph Company
Sitter:
Paul Kantner, born 1941
Grace Wing Slick, born 1939
Jack Casady, born 1944
Marty Balin, born 1942
Spencer Dryden, 7 Apr 1938 - 10 Jan 2005
Jorma Kaukonen, born 1940
Medium:
Color photolithographic poster
Dimensions:
Image: 51.2cm x 33.5cm (20 3/16" x 13 3/16")
Sheet: 57cm x 35.5cm (22 7/16" x 14")
Type:
Print
Date:
1966
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Ring
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses\Sunglasses
Poster
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Watch\Wrist watch
Grace Wing Slick: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Marty Balin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician
Paul Kantner: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician
Paul Kantner: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
Paul Kantner: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Paul Kantner: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Guitarist
Jorma Kaukonen: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Guitarist
Jack Casady: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician
Spencer Dryden: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jack Banning
Object number:
S/NPG.92.139
Rights:
© Wes Wilson
Exhibition Label:
Even the name seemed psychedelic. Jefferson Airplane was one of the first rock bands to fully capture the counterculture of the mid-1960s, quickly gaining national and then international fame. This 1966 poster featured a photograph of the band with its new lead vocalist, Grace Slick (born 1939). Jefferson Airplane’s irreverent lyrics—with references to sex, drugs, and radical politics—pulsating sound, and Slick’s soaring contralto and dramatic stage presence, launched the band into the national consciousness. The psychedelic posters commissioned by rock impresario Bill Graham for San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium suggest the dizzying, multisensory experience of many Fillmore events, which were often charged with high-decibel music, light shows, and mind-altering drugs. Although the wild lettering and colors that designer Wes Wilson used rendered the advertisement almost illegible, this innovative style successfully evoked the burgeoning hippie counterculture.
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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Untitled (Airplane Hook-Up)

Artist:
Burk Uzzle, born Raleigh, NC 1938
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Topic:
Architecture\vehicle\airplane
Architecture Exterior\civic\airport
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.1590
Copyright Credit Line:
© Burk Uzzle
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Long Beach Pike (Airplanes)

Artist:
Judy Fiskin, born Chicago, IL 1945
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1980
Topic:
Architecture\vehicle\airplane
Cityscape\California\Long Beach
Architecture Exterior\commercial\recreation
Architecture Exterior\commercial\The Pike
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.509
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1980, Judy Fiskin
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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The Wiseman-Cooke Airplane

Creator:
National Postal Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2010-08-12T21:33:31.000Z
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
The Wiseman-Cooke Airplane
Description:
A brief introduction to Fred Wiseman's 1911 airmail flight from Petaluma to Santa Rosa, California. Read more at: http://npm.si.edu/exhibits/current/airmail-in-america/the-airplanes/the-wiseman-cooke.html The Wiseman-Cooke Airplane is on display at the National Postal Museum, on loan from the National Air and Space Museum.
Views:
266
Video Duration:
37 sec
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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[Plastic model airplane]

Artist:
Payne, Leslie J. (American sculptor, 1907-1981)
Medium:
paint on plastic and wood
National Origin:
American
Type:
sculpture
Cite As:
The Leslie Payne Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, purchase from Patricia Brincefield
Accession Number:
2006.5001.0010
Description:
A plastic model airplane by artist Leslie Payne, decorated in patriotic colors and emblems.
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Anacostia Community Museum
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A Vintage Tuskegee Airplane

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-01-04T18:00:26.000Z
Youtube Category:
Pets & Animals
Video Title:
A Vintage Tuskegee Airplane
Description:
Now flown only by nostalgic young pilots, one of the old-fashioned, low-tech WWII planes used by the first Tuskegee Airmen has been fully restored and dubbed "Spirit of Tuskegee."
Views:
2,614
Video Duration:
1 min 38 sec
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Smithsonian Channel
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The Segway of Airplanes

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-08-21T18:39:15.000Z
Youtube Category:
Entertainment
Video Title:
The Segway of Airplanes
Description:
The Hiller Flying Platform had the potential to be a space age personal flying machine. But it didn't quite take off. From: UNBELIEVABLE FLYING OBJECTS http://bit.ly/1phbGL5
Views:
77,305
Video Duration:
2 min 14 sec
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Port Ivory Airplane

Office of:
Donald Deskey Associates, New York, USA, founded ca. 1943
Medium:
gouache Support: board
Object Name:
Drawing
Type:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Credit Line:
Gift of Donald Deskey
Accession Number:
1988-101-1663
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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[Sketch of airplane]

Artist:
Payne, Leslie J. (American sculptor, 1907-1981)
Medium:
ink on paper
National Origin:
American
Type:
sketch
Cite As:
The Leslie Payne Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, purchase from Patricia Brincefield
Accession Number:
2006.5001.0005
Description:
Artist Leslie Payne's sketches of "imitation" airplanes may have been used as preliminary drawings in conceiving his sculptural works.
Born in rural Virginia, at the age of eleven Payne saw his first air show. These new aerial exhibitions were taking place all across America and inspiring children like Payne to one day take flight. Growing up on a farm he spent the majority of his life working as a handy man and crabber on the Chesapeake. Though he never lost his passion to fly, it was not until the 1940s that he began to assemble his notable "imitation" airplanes from scrap metal, wood, and canvas.
With only a fourth grade education Payne transformed his small-scale models to life-sized ones that were actually mobile. Using salvaged engines to propel his creations, Payne took local children for a ride up and down his family's field. He wore a flight suit with aviation cap (also made from found objects) and kept flight logs of all his passengers and imaginary destinations. In addition to his passion for flying, Payne also enjoyed creating model boats, hand-painted commemorative signs, and whirligigs. He was known for exhibiting all his works of art in an elaborate yard show at his home.
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When Lightning Strikes Your Airplane...

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-10-07T16:43:00.000Z
Youtube Category:
Entertainment
Video Title:
When Lightning Strikes Your Airplane...
Description:
A natural target for lightning bolts, every airplane is designed with conductive materials, which allow lightning to safely exit a plane.
Views:
303,413
Video Duration:
3 min 53 sec
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The deHavilland DH-4 Airplane

Creator:
National Postal Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2010-08-19T19:26:59.000Z
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
The deHavilland DH-4 Airplane
Description:
A brief introduction to the workhorse of the early airmail service, the deHavilland DH-4B airplane. Read more at: http://npm.si.edu/exhibits/current/airmail-in-america/the-airplanes/dehavilland-dh-4.html The deHavilland DH-4 Airplane is on display at the National Postal Museum, on loan from the National Air and Space Museum.
Views:
428
Video Duration:
45 sec
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNPM
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[Airplane engine timing rod]

Artist:
Payne, Leslie J. (American sculptor, 1907-1981)
Medium:
metal
National Origin:
American
Type:
rod
Cite As:
The Leslie Payne Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, purchase from Patricia Brincefield
Accession Number:
2006.5001.0019
Description:
An airplane engine timing rod, belonging to artist Leslie Payne.
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
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Anacostia Community Museum
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Pin, Lapel, Waco Airplanes

Materials:
Copper Alloy
Solder
Dimensions:
3-D: 2.4 × 0.3 × 0.5cm (15/16 × 1/8 × 3/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Miss Katherine M. Smart
Inventory Number:
A19710699368
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Physical Description:
Waco Airplane Co. lapel pin; single piece stamped gold wings with embossed letter text "WACO AIRPLANES" at center.
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum
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Paul Wonner departing airplane

Subject:
Wonner, Paul John
Physical description:
1 postcard : photocopy ; 14 x 9 cm.
Type:
Printed/Published Materials
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Air travel
Painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7650
Summary:
Identification on verso (handwritten): Paul Wonner arriving in Madrid, Spain 1959.
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Paul Wonner photographs and printed material, [ca. 1956-2005]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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A Vintage Tuskegee Airplane

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel
Type:
Video recordings
Podcast
MIME Type:
video/x-m4v
Uploaded:
Wed, 04 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST
Topic:
African Americans
Copyright:
© 2012 SNI/SI Networks L.L.C. All rights reserved. Smithsonian Channel is a trademark of Smithsonian Institution. SNI/SI Networks L.L.C. is an authorized user.
Podcast Keywords:
Aviation,Civil Rights,history,leaders,African American,Planes
Description:
Now flown only by nostalgic young pilots, one of the old-fashioned, low-tech WWII planes used by the first Tuskegee Airmen has been fully restored and dubbed "Spirit of Tuskegee."
Duration:
01:32 MINS
Author:
Smithsonian Channel
Subtitle:
Now flown only by nostalgic young pilots, one of the old-fashioned, low-tech WWII planes used by the first Tuskegee Airmen has been fully restored and dubbed "Spirit of Tuskegee."
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Smithsonian Channel Presents Black History Month
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