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Charles A. Lindbergh Dinner Menu

Names:
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 booklet, 12.5 x 9.5 inches)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
June 16, 1927
Summary:
This collection consists of one menu (program booklet) from the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America, Inc. dinner held at the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria on June 16, 1927, commemorating Charles A. Lindbergh's solo transatlantic flight.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one 12.5 x 9.5 inch booklet from an Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America, Inc. dinner held at the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria on June 16, 1927, commemorating Charles A. Lindbergh's solo transatlantic flight. The booklet includes a black and white collotype autographed print portrait photograph of Charles A. Lindbergh, dinner menu, speaker and guest list, and a reprint from The New York Herald, Paris, Tuesday, May 31, 1927, entitled "As a Frenchman Saw Colonel Lindbergh." The inside front cover is signed by the donor, Enza Alton Zeller (1895-1984).
Arrangement:
This is a single item collection. The menu has been assigned NASM Archives image reference number NASM-9A18881. Pages 10 and 11 of the menu are blank and have not been digitized.
Biographical / Historical:
On May 21, 1927, Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-1974) completed the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in history, flying his Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis (r/n N-X-211) 5,810 kilometers (3,610 miles) between Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, and Paris, France, in 33 hours, 30 minutes. With this flight, Lindbergh won the $25,000 prize offered by New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig to the first aviator to fly an aircraft directly across the Atlantic between New York and Paris. When he landed at Le Bourget Field in Paris, Lindbergh became a world hero who would remain in the public eye for decades. Following his historic New York to Paris flight, Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis returned to the United States aboard the USS Memphis, arriving at Washington, D. C. on June 11, 1927. Two days later, on June 13, he flew in the Spirit of St. Louis to New York City where he was honored with a tickertape parade. Celebrations continued on June 14 with the "WE" banquet at the Hotel Commodore sponsored by the Mayor's Committee on Receptions. On June 16, Orteig presented the prize check to Lindbergh during a tea held at the Hotel Brevoort. Later that evening Lindbergh proceeded on to a dinner held in his honor at the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria by the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America.

The Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America, Inc. was a national aircraft industry trade organization incorporated in New York State in 1919 and formally organized in 1921 to promote the business of aviation. They are perhaps best known for their publication Aircraft Year Book, issued annually from 1919 through 1960. The Hotel Waldorf-Astoria, on Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, well known for being the site of numerous dinners and balls, was demolished in 1929.
Related Materials:
Program from the June 14, 1927, "WE" banquet at the Hotel Commodore sponsored by the Mayor's Committee on Receptions: Charles A. Lindbergh Banquet Program, NASM.XXXX.0362.

Program from the June 16, 1927, tea at the Hotel Brevoort where Lindbergh was presented with the $25,000 Orteig Prize check: Raymond Orteig Testimonial Dinner Program, NASM.2001.0051.
Provenance:
Enza Alton Zeller, gift, 1966, NASM.XXXX.0542
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis"  Search this
Citation:
Charles A. Lindbergh Dinner Menu, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0542, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0542
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg29835487f-c322-4629-8bf7-1a782e44f502
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0542

Charles Lindbergh Autographed Photograph

Names:
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 black and white photograph)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Mexico City (Mexico)
Date:
December 27, 1927
Summary:
This collection consists of one 6 x 8 inch black and white photograph of Charles A. Lindbergh posed in front of the Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis. The photograph is autographed by Lindbergh to "Captain Alan F. Winslow, Sincerely, Charles A. Lindbergh, Mexico City, Dec. 27, 1927."
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one 6 x 8 inch black and white photograph of Charles A. Lindbergh posed in front of the Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis. The photograph is autographed by Lindbergh to "Captain Alan F. Winslow, Sincerely, Charles A. Lindbergh, Mexico City, Dec. 27, 1927."
Arrangement:
This is a single item collection. The photograph has been assigned NASM Archives image reference number NASM-9A18880, and was copied in the past as Smithsonian Institution negative number 86-3106.
Biographical / Historical:
On May 21, 1927, Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-1974) completed the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in history, flying his Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis (r/n N-X-211) 5,810 kilometers (3,610 miles) between Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, and Paris, France, in 33 hours, 30 minutes. With this flight, Lindbergh won the $25,000 prize offered by New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig to the first aviator to fly an aircraft directly across the Atlantic between New York and Paris. When he landed at Le Bourget Field in Paris, Lindbergh became a world hero who would remain in the public eye for decades. Following his historic New York to Paris flight, Lindbergh embarked on a good will tour of various cities in the United States and abroad. On December 13, 1927, Lindbergh took off from Bolling Field in Washington, D.C. in the Spirit of St. Louis on a nonstop overnight flight to Mexico, arriving midafternoon at Balbuena Field in Mexico City on December 14, 1927. Alan Francis Winslow (1895-1933), a distinguished World War I veteran pilot of the Lafayette Escadrille and the US Army's 94th Aero Squadron, was serving at the time as First Secretary under Ambassador Dwight W. Morrow of the United States Embassy to Mexico; Morrow was the father of Anne Spencer Morrow, who Lindbergh would marry in 1929. Lindbergh departed Mexico City on December 28, 1927, for Guatemala City, the next stop on his Central American good will tour.
Provenance:
Margaret Garber Blue, gift, 1975, NASM.XXXX.1086
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis"  Search this
Citation:
Charles Lindbergh Autographed Photograph, Acc. NASM.XXXX.1086, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1086
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2004853b6-3f81-4483-a414-d366cfcd7501
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-1086
Online Media:

Memoirs from an Aviator's Logbook

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-07-20T15:24:03.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_70lcFDrxd0U

A Pioneering Partnership: Anne and Charles

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-05-21T00:55:37.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_WPeX5DY3LPs

JetBlue: Bringing Humanity Back to Air Travel

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-05-29T19:20:58.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt__W_34uLeJgI

Bob Hoover: A Legendary Stick and Rudder Man

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-02-18T18:21:55.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_gXyDRG9za3c

To Fly and Fight - Charles A Lindbergh Memorial Lecture

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-01-16T21:45:04.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_jkPQka4p0tQ

Lindbergh Words and Wings

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-05-23T20:53:11.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_oelgvwaoThU

Charles A. Lindbergh US Goodwill Tour Photographs (Sioux City, IA)

Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet (Legal Folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Sioux City (Iowa)
Date:
1927
Summary:
This collection consists of photographs taken by John Von Hagel during Charles Lindbergh's visit to Sioux City, Iowa on August 27, 1927. The visit was part of Lindbergh's Guggenheim US Goodwill Tour, which followed his historic solo nonstop transatlantic flight in the Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis.
Scope and Contents:
The Charles A. Lindbergh US Goodwill Tour Photographs (Sioux City, IA) consists of 24 black and white photographs taken by John Von Hagel during Charles Lindbergh's visit to Sioux City, Iowa on August 27, 1927. The visit was part of Lindbergh's Guggenheim US Goodwill Tour, which followed his historic solo nonstop transatlantic flight in the Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis. There is also a newspaper portrait of Lindbergh, as well as a newspaper schedule of the official program for Lindbergh Day.
Arrangement:
...
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-1974) was born in Detroit, Michigan, on February 4, 1902. He began his flying career in 1922, studying aeronautics with the Nebraska Aircraft Corporation. In 1924 he enrolled as a flying cadet in the Army Air Service at Brooks Field, Texas and in 1926 became a airmail pilot, flying the route from St. Louis to Chicago. In 1927 he obtained backing to compete for the Raymond Orteig prize of $25,000 offered for the first nonstop flight between New York and Paris. Lindbergh took off on May 20, 1927, flying alone in the Spirit of St. Louis. Thirty-three hours thirty minutes later, he landed at Le Bourget Field near Paris, where over 100,000 people had gathered to give him an enthusiastic welcome. After the flight Lindbergh flew to various countries as part of a goodwill tour. During this time he met Anne Spencer Morrow, who he married in 1929. Beyond his accomplishments in aviation, Lindbergh also worked on the invention of an artificial heart between 1931 and 1935 with the French surgeon Alexis Carrel. Lindbergh's personal life was marked by tragedy when the Lindberghs' 20-month-old son, Charles Augustus, Jr., was kidnapped and murdered. Charles Lindbergh was to later to encounter criticism stemming from his isolationist views and membership in the America First Committee before War World II. During the war he was sent to the Pacific as an advisor to the US Army and Navy. After the Allied victory, Lindbergh worked as an aviation consultant for Pan American World Airways. In 1953 he wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Spirit of St. Louis. His later years were spent in conservation work.
Provenance:
Mabel Huldeen, Gift, 2021
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis"  Search this
Citation:
Charles A. Lindbergh US Goodwill Tour Photographs (Sioux City, IA), Acc. 2021.0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2021.0038
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Charles A. Lindbergh US Goodwill Tour Photographs (Sioux City, IA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg270896619-c792-4cfc-b497-bb09ec09c013
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2021-0038
Online Media:

Photographs and Newspaper Clippings

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Charles A. Lindbergh US Goodwill Tour Photographs (Sioux City, IA), Acc. 2021.0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles A. Lindbergh US Goodwill Tour Photographs (Sioux City, IA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg25ad75030-3d03-4fac-8876-ab6d94b8abc5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2021-0038-ref1

Bowlus 1-S-2100 Senior Albatross "Falcon"

Manufacturer:
Bowlus-Dupont Sailplane Company  Search this
Materials:
Originally skinned with mahogany and covered with lightweight cotton "glider cloth," then covered with a shellac-based varnish. In 2000, restorers removed original fabric and shellac coating, recovered with Grade A cotton fabric followed by several coats of nitrate dope, then lemon shellac, finishing with several coats of Johnson Wax.
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 18.8 m (61 ft 9 in)
Length: 7.2 m (23 ft 7 in)
Height: 1.6 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight: Empty, 153 kg (340 lb)
Gross, 236 kg (520 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1933
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Genevieve J. Eaton
Inventory Number:
A19350058000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv98a89a660-da60-4d0f-bc9a-85b16f3b09b0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19350058000

Kathryn D. Sullivan Papers

Creator:
Sullivan, Kathryn  Search this
Names:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
11.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1970s - 2010s
Summary:
This collection consists of approximately 11.5 cubic feet of papers, photographs, certificates, and video/film, created or collected by Kathryn Sullivan, spanning her lifetime of achievement.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 11 cubic feet of papers, photographs, certificates, and video/film, created or collected by Kathryn Sullivan. The papers show her myriad contributions to space science and exploration, and spans her lifetime of achievements.
Arrangement:
This collection has not been processed; only a box listing is available.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan (b. 1951) has had a long career as a distinguished scientist, astronaut, and oceanographer. She was one of the first six women selected into the NASA astronaut corps in 1978 and was the first American female astronaut to walk in space (October 11, 1984.) During her 15-year NASA career, Dr. Sullivan flew on three space shuttle missions, notably the one that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope. In 1993, Dr. Sullivan left NASA to accept the presidential appointment to the post of Chief Scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). From 1996 - 2006, Dr. Sullivan served as President and CEO of the hands-on science center, Central Ohio Science Institute (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Sullivan then served as the Inaugural Director of the Battelle Center for Mathematics and Science Education Policy in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University. Dr. Sullivan, a specialist in deep-sea geology, finished her career back at NOAA as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, where she oversaw a broad portfolio of research and technology programs in such diverse areas as fisheries biology, climate and global change, satellite instrumentation and marine biodiversity. Dr. Sullivan was the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's 2017 Charles A. Lindbergh Chair of Aerospace History; her topic was the development of satellite service of the Hubble Telescope. Dr. Sullivan was also an oceanography officer with the United States Navy Reserve (1988-2006), retiring with the rank of captain.
Provenance:
Kathryn D. Sullivan, Gift, 2018, NASM.2019.0007
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Space Shuttle Program (U.S.)  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Hubble (Large) Space Telescope  Search this
Oceanography  Search this
Citation:
Kathryn D. Sullivan Papers, NASM.2019.0007, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0007
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Kathryn D. Sullivan Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2f15d66b1-23b3-47f0-97f1-e66162046440
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0007
Online Media:

Calipers

Measurements:
overall: 5/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 5 7/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 8.255 cm x 14.9225 cm
Object Name:
calipers and dentimeters
Other Terms:
Dentistry
Credit Line:
Columbia Univeristy School of Dental and Oral Surgery and Charles A. Lindbergh
ID Number:
MG.258357.14
Catalog number:
258357.14
Accession number:
258357
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-4bb1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_724339

Harris M. McLaughlin photographs of the Americas and Asia

Creator:
McLaughlin, Harris M.  Search this
Photographer:
Frashers Inc.  Search this
Names:
Chapman, H  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Extent:
12 Mounted prints (albumen)
370 Prints (circa, silver gelatin (including photographic postcards))
1 Print (collotype)
5 Negative rolls (nitrate, 35 mm)
2 Positive rolls (nitrate, 35 mm)
8 Prints (photogravure)
12 Postcards (color halftone, halftone, and color collotype)
2 Color prints
1 Panoramic print (color halftone)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Cubans  Search this
Aztec (archaeological culture)  Search this
Pueblo  Search this
Apache  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Tohono O'odham (Papago)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Prints
Negative rolls
Positive rolls
Postcards
Color prints
Panoramic print
Photographs
Place:
Guatemala
Cuba
Japan
Puerto Rico
Havana (Cuba)
Texas
Mexico
Honduras
San Antonio (Tex.)
China
Panama
Dominican Republic
Mérida (Mexico)
Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico)
Date:
circa 1898-1941
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made and collected by Harris M. McLaughlin during his travels in the American southwest and other parts of North and South America, as well as Asia and Europe. Photographs made in Texas include images of the 1928 American Legion National Convention, the dirigible "Los Angeles" floating over San Antonio, the first train in Rio Grande City, cowboys and ranchers, missions, and city and scenic views. McLaughlin also took photographs at the Grand Canyon, Canyon del Muerto, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park, and collected Frashers Foto postcards with photographs of Apache and Navajo people, a Papago dwelling, a Pueblo potterymaker, and a Hopi Snake Dance. Photographs from Guatemala include images of villages and cities (including Antigua and Zacapa), as well as a harvest ceremony in Chichicastenango. McLaughlin also took photographs during a trip to Monterey, Mexico, which include images of towns and scenic views. Additional photographs depict flood damage in Aurora, Indiana; city views and scenery of Merida, Mexico; Chichen Itza; a banana plantation in Honduras; and wartime China and Europe.

Photographs of Cuba in 1898, probably not made by McLaughlin, include images of the USS Maine wreck, and funeral services for the sailors of the ship and residents of Havana. The collection also contains photographs of trees and a dwelling in Honduras made by H. E. Chapman in 1933, photographs of people and scenery in Sumatra made by J. H. Zimmermann, and commercial photographs of archeological collections at the Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Historia y Etnografia in Mexico. There are also images of scenery and architecture in Japan, Panama and the Canal Zone, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Belgium, England, and other places in Europe. Depicted individuals include Charles A. Lindbergh, as well as McLaughlin and his family.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2000-04
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Frashers photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 59.
Restrictions:
Nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2000-04, Harris M. McLaughlin photographs of the Americas and Asia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2000-04
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw387da3b66-57de-4893-b9ce-9a09c7def460
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2000-04

Case, Transceiver, Emergency Radio, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Mod TR-A

Manufacturer:
Pan American World Airways System  Search this
Materials:
Non magnetic alloy, plated steel, rubber foam, paint, brass, rubber, natural thread
Dimensions:
3-D: 45.7 x 35.6 x 35.6cm (18 x 14 x 14 in.)
Type:
AVIONICS-Communication
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1931-1933
Credit Line:
Transferred from the USAF Museum
Inventory Number:
A20030065021
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv91ae731c4-8229-4a9b-b760-940540a6e6de
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20030065021

Flare, Parachute Canister, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Lindbergh

Manufacturer:
New Jersey Fulgent Company  Search this
Materials:
HAZMAT: Cadmium
Steel
Paint
Paper
Adhesive
Ink
Copper Alloy
Cadmium Plating
Paper
Adhesive
Dimensions:
3-D: 66.8 × 19.1 × 12.1cm, 2kg (26 5/16 × 7 1/2 × 4 3/4 in., 4 3/8lb.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Survival
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1931-1933
Credit Line:
Transferred from the USAF Museum
Inventory Number:
A20030072003
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9bf7f0335-eaf0-4db9-8778-0e83843c063b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20030072003

Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 6

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.9" x 4.5".)
Container:
Box 18, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Biographies
Diaries
Place:
Yonkers (N.Y.) -- 1900-1910
Date:
1910 February 1-1910 May 31
Scope and Contents:
Inscription on flyleaf: "Journal from February 1, 1910 to May 31, 1910."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Laboratories  Search this
Automobiles -- 1900-1910  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Biographies
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8522f0848-c8eb-4f28-92dd-5f87b06e8a4d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref295
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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 59

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 22, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1938 September 12-1939 December 31
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85bc21c52-1b6f-4163-831a-0e1aaf1b357c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref348
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Fred Wiseman Scrapbook

Creator:
Wiseman, Fred, 1875-1961  Search this
Names:
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
Wiseman-Peters (Fred Wiseman and J. W. Peters) (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Extent:
0.59 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Tickets
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
1909-1968
bulk [ca. 1910s, 1950s]
Summary:
Fred Wiseman, along with J. W. Peters and D.C. Prentiss, built a biplane named the Wiseman-Peters. During July 1910, both Peters and Wiseman flew the Wiseman-Peters and the following year Wiseman entered the 1911 Aviation Meet at Selfridge Field, Michigan. On February 17, 1911, Wiseman made the first airplane-carried mail flight officially sanctioned by any local U.S. post office and made available to the public when he carried mail, a bundle of newspapers and a sack of groceries from Petaluma, CA, to Santa Rosa, CA. After the 1911 season, Wiseman gave up flying.

This collection consists of a large scrapbook. Inside the scrapbook are newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1st Day Covers, race tickets, and photographs chronicling both Wiseman's automobile and aviation careers.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a large scrapbook. Inside the scrapbook are newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1st Day Covers, race tickets, and photographs chronicling both Wiseman's automobile and aviation careers.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
Materials are in the order the donor attached them to the scrapbook. Correspondence is often located within the envelope that is attached to the scrapbook. Some materials are loose and have been left in the arrangement in which they were found, unless a portion of a newspaper article could be matched to its other parts.
Biographical / Historical:
Fred Wiseman (1875-1961) was born in Santa Rosa, California, and after attending local schools he engaged in both the bicycle and automotive businesses. Wiseman won considerable fame racing Stoddard-Dayton cars on the West Coast as well as in the Chicago area. He became interested in aviation after attending the Wright brothers' homecoming celebration in 1909 and the first Los Angeles aviation meet at Dominguez Field in 1910.

After these two events, Wiseman was convinced he wanted to learn to fly and so he returned to his home in Santa Rosa and persuaded Ben Noonan to put up $10,000 to build a plane. Wiseman, along with J. W. Peters and D.C. Prentiss, built a biplane named the Wiseman-Peters. During July 1910, both Peters and Wiseman flew the Wiseman-Peters and the following year Wiseman entered the 1911 Aviation Meet at Selfridge Field, Michigan.

On February 17, 1911, Wiseman made the first airplane-carried mail flight officially sanctioned by any local U.S. post office and made available to the public when he carried mail, a bundle of newspapers and a sack of groceries from Petaluma, CA, to Santa Rosa, CA. (The first air mail flight sanctioned by the U.S. Post Office in Washington, D.C., took place on September 23, 1911, when Earle Ovington carried mail from Garden City, Long Island, to Mineola; and the first continuously scheduled U.S. air mail service began on May 15, 1918, with routes between Washington, Philadelphia, and New York.)

During 1911, Wiseman had an active season of exhibition work, including flying for one week at the California State Fair. However, after this season Wiseman gave up flying because he thought there was no future in it. He sold his plane and returned to the automobile business. He later worked for Standard Oil Company of California. Wiseman was a member of the Early Birds of Aviation, an organization of pilots who flew solo in an aircraft prior to December 17, 1916.

Weldon Cooke, another pioneer aviator from California, bought and modified the Wiseman-Peters aircraft, renaming it the Wiseman-Cooke. Cooke flew the Wiseman-Cooke for exhibition and air mail flights. The Wiseman-Cooke aircraft is currently part of the Smithsonian Institution's collections.
Provenance:
No donor information, Gift?, unknown, XXXX-0618, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Automobile racing  Search this
Air mail service  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Airplane racing  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Wiseman-Peters #2 Biplane (1910)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Tickets
Correspondence
Clippings
Citation:
Fred Wiseman Scrapbook, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0618, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0618
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b1a6ef9c-06ed-414f-adc3-98f31de066e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0618
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Online Media:

Reports

Collection Creator:
Knabenshue, A. Roy (Augustus Roy), 1876-1960  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0136, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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A. Roy Knabenshue Collection
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection / Series 5: Subject files
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b83d0fa5-caf0-4137-92c9-265c19ae2a7a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0136-ref159
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