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Commemorating the Commissioning of U. S. Naval Air Station Alameda, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Huff, William Gordon 1903-  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: brass; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Stele
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Navy Administration Department First and C Avenue Alameda California 94501
Located Alameda Naval Air Station Alameda California
Date:
Dedicated Oct. 29, 1960
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, California survey, 1994.
Image on file.
(Top portion of plaque on front of base:) WM GORDON HUFF (Plaque on front of base:) COMMEMORATING THE COMMISSIONING/OF U.S. NAVAL AIR STATION ALAMEDA/1 NOV. 1940 29 OCT. 1960/(List of officer's names)/CIVILIAN PLANK OWNERS/(Five columns of civilian plank owner names) signed
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Summary:
Top of plaque depicts a fighter plane set in clouds and sun on the proper right side. Below the plane is water and to the proper left of the plane is a ship. The navy insignia is located between the two dates inscribed on the plaque.
Topic:
Architecture--Vehicle--Airplane  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Ship  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Cloud  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Sun  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000098
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_317322