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Langley Memorial Tablet

Author:
Unknown
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
1908
Topic:
Samuel P. Langley Memorial Tablet
Secretaries
Sculpture
Secretariats
Standard number:
82-3199
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
At the meeting of the Board of Regents on December 15, 1908, the following resolution was adopted: "Resolved, that the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution be requested to report to the Board of Regents as soon as practicable upon the erection in the Smithsonian building of a tablet to the memory of Secretary Langley, setting forth his services in connection with the subject of aerial navigation. Designs for his tablet are now being prepared by a well-known architect of this city, whose advice I have requested . . ." The document was signed by Regents Henry Cabot Lodge, A. O. Bacon, Alexander Graham Bell, and Secretary Charles D. Walcott, fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian (1907-1927). Samuel P. Langley (1834-1906) was the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1887-1906)
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 15 Folder 12
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Samuel P. Langley

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Topic:
Secretaries
Secretariats
Portraits
Standard number:
2002-12175
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Original negative number is A10688, but that negative has been lost. See also Neg. #s 21105, SA-33, A10678, A10679/A38877, and A10689 for a similar photograph
Summary:
Samuel P. Langley (1834-1906), astrophysicist and third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1887-1906). Photo shows Secretary Langley sitting in a chair. Secretary Langley was founder of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and tried to develop the first flying machine
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 15 Folder 8
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Samuel P. Langley

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Portraits
Date:
1887
Topic:
Secretaries
Secretariats
Portraits
Standard number:
10610 or MAH-10610
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Samuel P. Langley (1834-1906), astrophysicist and third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1887-1906). Langley was founder of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. He conducted research in aeronautics and made great efforts to develop the first flying machine. Photo dated August 22, 1887
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 15, Folder: 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Samuel P. Langley

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
c. 1855
Topic:
Secretaries
Secretariats
Portraits
Standard number:
10611 or MAH-10611
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Seated portrait of Samuel P. Langley, third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1887-1906), taken when he was a young man
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 15, Folder: 8
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Samuel P. Langley

Author:
Unknown (D. G. Mc?)
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Fairchild, Marian 1880-1962
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1901
Topic:
Secretaries
Nova Scotia
Secretariats
Standard number:
82-3191
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Presented to the Smithsonian Institution by Mrs. Marian Hubbard Bell Fairchild (Mrs. David Fairchild), daughter of Alexander Graham Bell, Nov. 1937
Summary:
Samuel P. Langley (1834-1906), third Secretary of the Smithsonian (from 1887-1906), photographed at "Benin Bhragh," the home of Alexander Graham Bell in Baddick, Nova Scotia, on September 14, 1901
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 15, Folder 4
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretary Samuel P. Langley

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
c. 1895
Topic:
Secretaries
Secretariats
Astrophysicists
Portraits
Standard number:
2002-12174
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Original negative number is A10689, but that negative has been lost. Probably taken at the same time as SA-33, A10678, A10679/A38877, and 21105
Summary:
Portrait of Samuel P. Langley, 1834-1906, astrophysicist and third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1887-1906. Secretary Langley was founder of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and tried to develop the first flying machine
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 15, Folder 8
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretary Samuel P. Langley

Author:
Dinst, Chine
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
c. 1905
Topic:
Secretaries
Secretariats
Portraits
Standard number:
82-3220
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Secretary Samuel P. Langley (1887-1906) seated in a Board of Regents chair. Langley was the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. This is one of the last photographs of Secretary Langley
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 15, Folder 8
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretary Samuel P. Langley

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Rock Creek Park (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1901
Topic:
Grounds
Secretaries
Zoos
Secretariats
Birds
Flight
Standard number:
2002-12172
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Original is in the National Air Museum Photography Collection, NASM Acc. No. XXXX-0572, Glass Plate Series, NAM A-18883. Condition notes (from 2006) describe it as: 7 x 5 inch glass plate negative, soft focus (seems to be slightly blurred by movement of camera); very bad silver mirroring, especially at edges, severe fingerprints on emulsion side and glass side; scratched. Copy negative number is A18883, but that negative has been lost
Summary:
Secretary Samuel P. Langley studying and photographing birds in flight from a tower on the grounds of the National Zoological Park. Secretary Langley (third Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1887-1906), in establishing the Zoo in Rock Creek Park, had remarked on the suitability of the isolated spot for his astrophysical observatory. Although that arrangement never came to fruition, in 1901 he directed that two towers be erected in the park for flight observation experiments. During the years leading up to 1903, when Langley attempted flight with the aerodrome he designed, the Secretary was intently studying birds in flight
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 15, Folder: 10
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Portrait of Samuel P. Langley

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
c. 1900
Topic:
Secretaries
Secretariats
Astrophysicists
Portraits
Standard number:
2002-12202
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Original negative number is A10673, but that negative has been lost
Summary:
Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906), astrophysicist and third Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1887-1906, in his cap and gown
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 15, Folder 3
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Samuel P. Langley Memorial Tablet

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
1908 c
Topic:
Secretaries
Secretariats
Sculpture
Memorials
Standard number:
82-3198
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
See also Negative #82-3199 (same SIA location) for another version of the tablet with slightly different images and writing on the base. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to read the writing on the bases of both tablets
Summary:
Memorial tablet of Secretary Samuel P. Langley (third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1887-1906) and his contributions to aerial navigation. The tablet is not completed and is still in the artist's studio as photographs of Langley are posted nearby. Other easels are visible in the background of the image. At the meeting of the Board of Regents on December 15, 1908, the following resolution was adopted: Resolved, that the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution be requested to report to the Board of Regents as soon as practicable upon the erection in the Institution Building of a tablet to the memory of Secretary Langley, setting forth his services in connection with the subject of aerial navigation . . . Regents Henry Cabot Lodge, A. O. Bacon, Alexander Graham Bell, and Secretary Charles D. Walcott
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 15 Folder 12
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Samuel P. Langley Commemorative Statue

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Panama-Pacific Exposition (1915: San Francisco, California)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Date:
c. 1915
Topic:
Secretaries
Expositions
Secretariats
Sculpture
Memorials
Astrophysicists
Standard number:
82-3200
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
See Negative #'s SA-30 and 82-3201 for close-up photographs of the base of the statue (same SIA location)
Summary:
Photograph of the Samuel P. Langley commemorative statue at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California, in 1915. The view is of the statue in the distance, including a view of the street and buildings next to it. People are seen with a street vendor in front of the buildings. Langley was the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1887-1906, and pioneer in astrophysics and aerial navigation. The base of the statue reads, "To commemorate science's gift of aviation to the world through Samuel Pierpont Langley, an American." The exposition was intended to illustrate the function and administrative faculty of the Government of the United States and to demonstrate the nature and growth of our institutions, their adaptation to the wants of the people and the progress of the nation in the arts of peace and war
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 15, Folder 13
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Samuel P. Langley Papers, 1867-1906

Creator:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Subject:
Rinehart, Bentley L
Maltby, L. C
Reed, R. L
Balzer, Stephen M
Huffaker, Edward C
Manly, Charles Matthews 1876-1927
Allegheny Observatory
Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Physical description:
9.5 linear meters and oversize
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Date:
1867
1867-1906
Topic:
Aeronautics
Astronomy and astrophysics
Local number:
SIA RU007003
Notes:
Samuel P. Langley (1834-1906) was the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Apparently many of Langley's papers were accidentally burned after his death. Langley papers in the Smithsonian are housed in the Smithsonian Archives and the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). The Allegheny Observatory holds papers from Langley's years there, from which copies of Langley's correspondence, 1867-1887, have been made for this collection
Summary:
These papers document important aspects of Langley's scientific and administrative career. Most of the material documents the progress of his aeronautical research from his first flying model of 1891 through the failure of his Aerodrome A of 1903. Also, information files housed in the National Air and Space Museum Library include secondary accounts and photographs relating to Langley's aeronautical studies. Related materials in the NASM Library include the Stephen M. Balzer papers, 1898-1902, which consist of correspondence with Langley and his associate, Charles M. Manly, regarding Balzer's aerodrome engines
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Samuel P. Langley and the Aerodrome A

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-10-07T15:10:12.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2014-05-08T01:14:48.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics
Flight
Space Sciences
YouTube Category:
Education
Views:
4270
Video Title:
Samuel P. Langley and the Aerodrome A
Description:
Dr. Peter Jakab, early flight curator and Associate Director for Collections and Curatorial Affairs at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, discusses Samuel P. Langley and his development of the ill-fated Aerodrome A. During his tenure as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Langley conducted aeronautical experiments, building a series of gasoline- and steam-powered large model Aerodromes in the 1890s and early twentieth century, the most successful in 1896. This led him to create and test a full-sized, human-carrying airplane, the Aerodrome A, in 1903. Unfortunately, the aircraft design was flawed and test flights met with disastrous results. The Wright brothers became the first to develop and fly a successful powered airplane. Learn more about the Aerodrome A: http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?id=A19180001000
Video Duration:
162 seconds
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airandspace
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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45c Samuel P. Langley single

Scott Catalogue USA C118
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
May 14, 1988
Topic:
Planes & Pilots
Technology & Inventions
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1989.0496.10239
Description:
mint
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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Samuel P. Langley at Aeronautical Congress in Paris, France

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Meudon (France)
Date:
Spetember 20, 1900
Topic:
Secretaries
Secretariats
Balloons
Aeronautics
Aerodynamics
Standard number:
A450-B or A450B
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
See neg. #75-1755 for a different view of the same group
Summary:
Secretary Langley and group watching ascent of French Government balloons at Meudon for the Aeronautical Congress in Paris, France on September 20, 1900
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 15, Folder: 8b
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Samuel P. Langley Collection, 1891-1914 (bulk 1891-1900)

Creator:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Manly, Charles Matthews 1876-1927
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth) 1852-1903
Physical description:
0.90 cubic feet (2 legal document boxes) (1 flatbox)
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Records
Manuscripts
Photographs
Drawings
Publications
Date:
1891
1891-1914
bulk 1891-1900
1903-1916
Pre-1903
Topic:
Langley Aerodrome No 5 (1895-96)
Aeronautics
Langley Aerodrome Family
Periodicals
Local number:
XXXX-0494
Notes:
Samuel Langley (1834-1906) was an aviation pioneer and early Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. As a youth, Langley studied civil engineering and pursued this as a career until 1864, when his interest in astronomy led him to positions at the Harvard Observatory, the Naval Academy, the Western University of Pennsylvania and the Allegheny Observatory. In 1887 he became Secretary of the Smithsonian, and spent the following years in construction and tests of aircraft. On May 6, 1896, he launched his Aerodrome No. 5, which weighed 26 pounds with a span of 12.5 feet and flew nearly 3/4 of a mile powered with a 1hp steam engine. This flight surpassed by more than ten times the best efforts of any predecessor. In 1903, at the request of the Board of Ordnance and Fortification of the United States he built another aerodrome; however, the launching attempts failed. In addition to his scientific experiments, Dr. Langley's writings include "Experiments in Aerodynamics" and "The Internal Work of the Wind," and the "Langley Memoirs on Mechanical Flight," published posthumously
Summary:
This collection includes information about Langley and his colleagues, as well as evidence of Langley's work. The collection includes biographies of Langley and assistant Charles Manly, newspaper clippings, correspondence (Langley's, J.E. Watkins', and miscellaneous), manuscripts regarding Langley's planes, photographs and drawings, work requisitions for the aerodrome, a sketchbook, specifications and measurements for Langley's experiments, the "Langley Memoirs on Mechanical Flight" and the Langley "Waste Books."
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Additional Online Media:

Samuel P. Langley with the Easter Island Statues

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Mason, Otis Tufton 1838-1908
United States National Museum
Arts and Industries Building
Physical description:
Color: Cyano type; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1888
Topic:
Secretaries
Statues
Collections
Anthropology
Easter Island
Exhibitions
Asian Ethnology
Anthropology--Asian
Hall of Pacific and South Asian Ethnology
Pacific and South Asian Ethnology Exhibits
Standard number:
2002-12182
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Original negative number is MNH 5793A, but that negative has been lost. A similar print is Neg. # MNH 4072. According to Ellis Yochelson in the publication 'The National Museum of Natural History' (p.97), Easter Island sculptures were acquired in 1887 and installed the following year
Summary:
Samuel P. Langley (1834-1906), third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1887-1906), George Brown Goode (left) and Otis T. Mason (right) standing in the U.S. National Museum Building, now known as the Arts and Industries Building (A&I), beside one of the Easter Island statues
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 15, Folder 8C
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Medal, Samuel P. Langley Medal, Orville and Wilbur Wright, 1909

Manufacturer:
Medallic Art Company
Materials:
Overall - Bronze
Dimensions:
3-D: 1.3 x 7.5cm (1/2 x 2 15/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the Smithsonian Institution Castle
Inventory Number:
A19290008000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Physical Description:
Samuel P. Langley Medal presented to Orville and Wilbur Wright, Obverse: relief of woman seated on the Earth holding a torch in her left hand and a scroll in the right hand; Reverse: embossed letter text.
Summary:
The Langley Medal was established by the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution in 1908. It is presented at irregular intervals for "specially meritorious investigations" in the field of aerospace science. The medal was named in honor of Samuel Pierpont Langley, the Third Secretary of the institution and early aeronautical experimenter.
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Langley Medal for Aerodromics

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Samuel P. Langley Gold Medal for Aerodromics
Physical description:
Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
1909
Topic:
Rewards (Prizes, etc.)
Aeronautics--Awards
Awards
Medals
Standard number:
96-1371
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in the Torch, May 1988
Summary:
Front and back perspectives of the Samuel P. Langley Medal for Aerodromics, the third oldest medal to be awarded by the Smithsonian Institution. The Langley Medal is in honor of the Smithsonian's third Secretary, Samuel P. Langley (1887-1906) and is given to persons who have made outstanding contributions to the science of aeronautics and astronautics. The medal was authorized by the Board of Regents in 1908 and first presented to the Wright Brothers in 1909
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: May 1988
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Langley Medal Awarded to the Wright Brothers

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Wright, Orville 1871-1948
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912
Samuel P. Langley Gold Medal for Aerodromics
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
circa 1909
Topic:
Aeronautics
Astronautics
Aeronautics--Awards
Rewards (Prizes, etc.)
Awards
Medals
Standard number:
A23967
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
For more information see the OSIA Research file under "SI Awards and Medals"
Summary:
The first Samuel P. Langley Medals for Aerodromics were awarded to Wilbur and Orville Wright in 1909. One of these medals is pictured here with both the front and back of the medal shown. The Langley Medal is in honor of Secretary Langley, third Secretary of the Smithsonian (1887-1906), and pioneer in the field of aerial navigation
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 66, Folder: 7
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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