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Artist:
? Buehler, active c. 1932  Search this
Lithographer:
Edwards & Deutsch Lithography Company, founded c. 1908  Search this
Sitter:
Gen. James Harold Doolittle, 15 Dec 1896 - 27 Sep 1993  Search this
James G. Haizlip, 1896 - 1983  Search this
Medium:
Color lithographic poster with halftone
Dimensions:
Image: 77.4 x 140.5 cm (30 1/2 x 55 5/16")
Sheet: 87.2 x 151.2 cm (34 5/16 x 59 1/2")
Board: 96.5 x 158.8 cm (38 x 62 1/2")
A to G Depth: 1 1/2
Type:
Print
Date:
1932
Exhibition Label:
When Jimmy Doolittle was featured on this 1932 Shell Oil Company advertisement, his achievements as a Massachusetts Institute of Technology-trained aeronautical engineer doing pioneer aviation research was eclipsed by his fame as a record-setting, trophy-winning stunt flyer about to compete in another race. The image is dated September 6, 1932, the day Doolittle won the one-hundred-mile Thompson Trophy race in Cleveland, and it also acknowledges another Shell flyer, Jimmy Haizlip, who had recently broken a transcontinental speed record. The poster, however, is designed to promote the Shell Oil Company and its products, not a specific event. The photographs of the two popular aviators are given a sense of immediacy in the context of a newspaper "extra," tipped up slightly so that the small headline, "All Major Events Won By Shell," is clearly legible.
Topic:
Printed Material\Newspaper  Search this
Poster  Search this
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Male  Search this
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Military\Air Force\Officer\Pilot  Search this
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Military\Air Force\Officer\General  Search this
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Gen. James Harold Doolittle: Medal of Honor  Search this
James G. Haizlip: Male  Search this
James G. Haizlip: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.91.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a37dec58-6d9b-42b7-a349-64d3f50098a6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.91.8