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Medal, Commemorative, Newport to Catalina Flight, Glenn Martin

Materials:
Copper Alloy
Possible Gold Plating
Possible Silver Plating
Unknown Gemstone
Possible Gold Alloy
Dimensions:
3-D: 12.7 × 5.7 × 1cm (5 × 2 1/4 × 3/8 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Miss Della Martin
Inventory Number:
A19590111000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv960cfd4f9-9b85-4749-b333-26de8659818d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19590111000
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Medal, Commemorative, Newport to Avalon Flight, Glenn Martin

Materials:
Copper Alloy
Possible Gold Plating
Gold Alloy
Unknown Gemstone
Paint
Dimensions:
3-D: 12.1 × 7.3 × 1.1cm (4 3/4 × 2 7/8 × 7/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Miss Della Martin
Inventory Number:
A19590112000
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/nv98ea55464-a30e-4dda-a501-8c0ec7b2cb58
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19590112000
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Medal, Curtiss Marine Flying Trophy Medal, Martin Hydroplane 1915

Manufacturer:
Theodore B. Starr Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Non-Magnetic Metal Alloy, Probable Copper Alloy
Possible Gold Plating
Dimensions:
3-D: 9.7 × 6 × 1cm (3 13/16 × 2 3/8 × 3/8 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1915
Credit Line:
Donated by Miss Della Martin
Inventory Number:
A19590113000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv997ba19c4-e461-499c-ba59-3f876561050a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19590113000
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Medal, Daniel Guggenheim Medal, Glenn L. Martin 1940

Manufacturer:
Medallic Art Company  Search this
Materials:
14k Gold
Varnish
Dimensions:
3-D: 6.3 × 0.3cm (2 1/2 × 1/8 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Miss Della Martin
Inventory Number:
A19590114000
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/nv9f27c4f9a-9bdf-417c-9c2f-959043fa0890
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19590114000
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Medal, Edsel Ford Tour for Research Medal, Glenn L. Martin

Manufacturer:
Gorham Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Sterling Silver
Dimensions:
3-D: 4.8 × 5.2 × 0.5cm (1 7/8 × 2 1/16 × 3/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1920s
Credit Line:
Donated by Miss Della Martin
Inventory Number:
A19590115000
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/nv919d2dde3-ebb7-4787-83e8-c6daac8d1515
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19590115000
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Money Clip, National Air Races 1946, Glenn L. Martin

Materials:
Sterling Silver
Solder
Dimensions:
3-D: 4.1 × 0.6 × 5.2cm (1 5/8 × 1/4 × 2 1/16 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-People
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Miss Della Martin
Inventory Number:
A19590118000
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/nv98978e614-4614-46c0-9252-4067f9a1b72f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19590118000
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Pin, Lapel, National Aeronautic Association, Glenn L. Martin

Materials:
Copper Alloy
Enamel
Dimensions:
3-D: 0.8 × 1.4cm (5/16 × 9/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Miss Della Martin
Inventory Number:
A19590118001
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/nv9e9649d0e-6169-43a1-9982-56e7c3dbbe2b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19590118001
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Medal, Commemorative, Lindbergh, King Collection

Materials:
Metal
Dimensions:
3-D: 8.7 x 6.2cm, 0.2kg (3 7/16 x 2 7/16 in., 7/16lb.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture
Credit Line:
Gift of the Stanley King Family.
Inventory Number:
A20040290009
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv92a4fafc5-d6a6-492d-aa91-e779c373caf1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20040290009

Medal, Commemorative, Lindbergh, King Collection

Materials:
Plastic, paint
Dimensions:
3-D: 8.9 x 6.4 x 0.6cm (3 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1/4 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture
Credit Line:
Gift of the Stanley King Family.
Inventory Number:
A20040290010
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/nv9c8ca2b31-aba0-48b2-8e48-0c75d5e4833f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20040290010

Charles A. Lindbergh Banquet Program

Names:
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (2 items)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Menus
Ephemera
Date:
June 14, 1927
Summary:
This collection consists of an invitation to and a menu (program booklet) from the "WE" banquet sponsored by the Mayor's Committee on Receptions held at the Hotel Commodore in New York City on June 16, 1927, commemorating Charles A. Lindbergh's solo transatlantic flight.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two items of ephemera issued by the New York City Mayor's Committee on Receptions [New York City] for the "WE" banquet, commemorating Charles A. Lindbergh's solo transatlantic flight, which was held on Tuesday, June 16, 1927, at 7:00 p.m. at the Hotel Commodore: an engraved invitation and a menu in the form of a program booklet.

The menu is an 11 x 8.5 inch booklet, 12 pages, bound with three-ply blue, white, and gold twisted silk cord with decorative tassels. The front cover illustration, a hand-colored blue-gray collotype print with a gold embossed Seal of the City of New York, features a view of the Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis (r/n N-X-211) in low-level flight over the ocean (top), and (at bottom) the Statue of Liberty in New York and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, and crossed American and French flags with olive branches. Interior pages include the short text "Lindbergh Flies Alone," credited to The New York Sun; a blue-gray collotype portrait photograph of Lindbergh with facsimile signature (credited to Underwood & Underwood); a dinner menu; a program of events, and a list of members of the Mayor's Committee on Receptions (Grover A. Whalen, William H. Woodin, Edward L. Stanton, and George F. Mand). Speakers included Alfred E. Smith, Governor of the State of New York; Dr. John H. Finley; Charles A. Lindbergh; Patrick Cardinal Hayes, Archbishop of New York; William T. Manning, Bishop of the New York Protestant Episcopal Diocese; and James J. "Jimmy" Walker, Mayor of the City of New York.
Arrangement:
This collection contains two items. The invitation has been assigned NASM Archives image reference number NASM-9A18882, and the menu is NASM-9A18883. Note that pages 10 and 11 of the menu booklet 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 on the Spirit of St. Louis to New York City where he was honored by 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 Hotel Commodore, at 109 East 42nd Street, New York City (adjacent to Grand Central Station), first opened its doors in January 1919. The building was extensively remodeled in the mid-1970s, reopening with an all-glass façade in 1980 as the Grand Hyatt New York.
Related Materials:
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.

Program from the June 16, 1927, dinner at the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria sponsored by the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America, Inc.: Charles A. Lindbergh Dinner Menu, NASM.XXXX.0542.
Provenance:
Unknown, transfer from NASM Aeronautics Department, 2012, NASM.XXXX.0362
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
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Menus -- 20th century
Ephemera -- 20th century
Citation:
Charles A. Lindbergh Banquet Program, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0362, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0362
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Charles A. Lindbergh Banquet Program
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg21836f785-dcba-4d20-84c1-fee6b0855071
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0362
Online Media:

Lindbergh New York "WE" Banquet Invitation

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
June 14, 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 Banquet Program, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0362, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles A. Lindbergh Banquet Program
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg21755e6f9-791e-473f-9fc9-6e354125ab5a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0362-ref1

Lindbergh New York "WE" Banquet Program

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
June 14, 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 Banquet Program, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0362, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles A. Lindbergh Banquet Program
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2581bd55d-6ee5-4e40-886d-982fc26b1cb4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0362-ref2

Medal, Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce Medal, Adm. Richard Byrd

Manufacturer:
Whitehead-Hoag Co.  Search this
Materials:
Copper Alloy
Dimensions:
3-D (Diameter x Depth): 8.1 × 0.6cm (3 3/16 × 1/4 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Found in collection. Donor unknown at this time. Found on NASM premises.
Inventory Number:
A20000872000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9455c083c-b30f-4e40-a019-2ebdbe6938b4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20000872000
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Helmet, Flying, Glenn L. Martin

Manufacturer:
Merton Co.  Search this
Materials:
Leather, brass
Dimensions:
Clothing: 30.5 x 33 x 44.5cm (12 in. x 13 in. x 17 1/2 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1910-1918
Credit Line:
Gift of August Stiegler.
Inventory Number:
A19800254000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv92d009744-6bed-4f59-ba3f-a3c5a17c64d3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19800254000

Medal, Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce Medal, Adm. Richard Byrd

Manufacturer:
Whitehead-Hoag Co.  Search this
Materials:
Bronze (Copper Alloy)
Varnish
Dimensions:
3-D: 8.2 × 0.8cm (3 1/4 × 5/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Inc.
Inventory Number:
A19640121000
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/nv99c8ad5ed-ed11-4811-91cc-5b80afa6cd99
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19640121000
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Scott, Blanche Stuart, 1889-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942 - 1965
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:
Blanche Stuart Scott Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Blanche Stuart Scott Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2f81cfc5e-768e-46c3-bad6-913e97c656c6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0062-ref12
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Newspaper Articles

Collection Creator:
Scott, Blanche Stuart, 1889-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956 - 1969
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:
Blanche Stuart Scott Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg277ac1d41-2e15-40fa-810e-cb559c975fe6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0062-ref14
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Aerospace Industries Association of America Microfilm

Creator:
Aerospace Industries Association of America  Search this
Names:
Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America  Search this
Aerospace Industries Association of America  Search this
Extent:
2.25 Cubic feet ((7 shoeboxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilms
Date:
1919-1956
Scope and Contents:
These 136 reels of 16 mm microfilm were filmed from the AIA's 1919-1956 records, which document the early history of aviation in the United States. Each reel contains about 4000 documents which trace the strategies, plans, successes and failures of aircraft builders, airline operators, and "air-minded" Americans through aviation's formative years.
Biographical / Historical:
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is the trade association and lobby for the aerospace industry in the United States. It was incorporated in 1922 as the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce (ACC) and changed its name to the Aircraft Industries Association in 1945, before finally becoming the AIA in 1960. The main functions of the association are to provide information to member companies on market, legislative, regulatory, and technological developments and to try and shape these in the members' interests.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc., Purchase, 1991-1993, 1991-0084, AIA?
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
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Microfilms
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0084
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2e5e18eec-8c2e-4fce-a28d-4cf9f585c5e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0084

Manila Davis Talley Scrapbook

Creator:
Talley, Manila Davis.  Search this
Names:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
United States. Civil Air Patrol  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
bulk 1917-1967
bulk 1929-1942
Summary:
This collection consists of a scrapbook relating to Manila Davis Talley and her aviation career.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one scrapbook which contains newspaper clippings, membership cards, programs, photographs, and pilot's licenses, mostly relating to Manila Davis Talley and her aviation career. The focus of the collection is on the years 1929-42, and highlights Talley's career as a salesperson for Curtis-Wright, and her association with the 99s and the Betsy Ross Corps. Also included is the scrapbook is information on the Women's National Air Races, the Women's National Air Meets, and Talley's work with the Civil Air Patrol. The scrapbook also includes clippings and other items related to Amelia Earhart, Jimmy Doolittle and General Balbo.
Arrangement:
Single item in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Manila Davis Talley (1898-1973) soloed in October 1929 and received her pilot's license in April of 1930. She joined Curtis-Wright Corporation as a saleswoman in late 1929 or early 1930. Talley joined the 99s (international association of female pilots) in 1930 and was a founding member of Betsy Ross Corps, a private 1930s female auxiliary/reserve for the Army Air Corps. Talley was the third woman to go through Air Force War College, in December 1966.
Provenance:
Estate of Manila Davis Talley, Gift, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.0041
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
Women air pilots  Search this
Airplane racing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Manila Davis Talley Scrapbook, NASM.XXXX.0041, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0041
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b3cfd97b-f6e7-454c-b17d-1c97c8b7f0e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0041
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Raymond Orteig Testimonial Dinner Program

Names:
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Orteig, Raymond, - 1939  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 document, 9 x 6 inches)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Menus
Date:
1925-1928
Summary:
This collection consists of a booklet entitled "Testimonial Dinner given to Mr. Raymond Orteig by his friends in appreciation of the great services he has rendered aviation in the United States and France […]" The booklet includes proceedings from that dinner and from the presentation of the Raymond Orteig $25,000 Prize to Charles A. Lindbergh at the Hotel Brevoort following his solo nonstop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris; an account of a dinner dance given by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Orteig in honor of the Trustees of the prize; and the prize rules, regulations, and entry form.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a 9 x 6 inch soft cover booklet (66 pages with 10 illustrations) entitled "Testimonial Dinner given to Mr. Raymond Orteig by his friends in appreciation of the great services he has rendered aviation in the United States and France, and as an acknowledgement of his good works as a citizen of New York." The dinner was held on November 2, 1927, at the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. The booklet includes not only a transcription of the proceedings from that dinner, but also from the presentation of the Raymond Orteig Prize to Charles A. Lindbergh earlier that year, on June 16, 1927, during a tea at the Hotel Brevoort. Also included is a transcription of the invitation and menu for a dinner dance given by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Orteig at the Hotel Brevoort the following year on January 10, 1928, in honor of the Trustees of the Raymond Orteig Prize. The booklet concludes with the "Conditions, Rules and Regulations for the Raymond Orteig $25,000 Prize" issued on June 1, 1925, and a copy of the prize entry form. All sections include lists of the names of relevant committee members, speakers, and guests.
Arrangement:
This is a single item collection. The booklet has been assigned NASM Archives image reference number NASM-9A18908. The endpapers of the book are blank and have not been digitized.
Biographical / Historical:
Born in France, Raymond Orteig (1870-1939) emigrated to the United States as a child. As an adult he achieved social and financial success as the owner of the Hotel Brevoort and Hotel Lafayette in New York City, and was well-known in the local Franco-American community. Enthralled by Alcock and Brown's transatlantic flight in 1919, Orteig put up a purse of $25,000 to the first aviator to fly nonstop from Paris to New York or New York to Paris. Orteig made his offer good for five years, but five years came and went without anyone accomplishing the feat; in 1926, Orteig extended the term of his offer for another five years. On May 21, 1927, Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-1974) successfully completed the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in history, winning the Orteig prize by 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. 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, Raymond 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 Hotel Brevoort, located on Fifth Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets, New York City, was demolished in 1954. Colonel George W. Burleigh, Vice-Chairman of the Raymond Orteig Prize and emcee of the testimonial dinner, was the great uncle of the donor.
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, dinner at the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria sponsored by the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America, Inc.: Charles A. Lindbergh Dinner Menu, NASM.XXXX.0542.

Check, Orteig Prize, Charles A. Lindbergh, A19670152000.
Provenance:
James B. Tollerton, gift, 2001, NASM.2001.0051
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
Aeronautics -- Awards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Menus -- 20th century
Citation:
Raymond Orteig Testimonial Dinner Program, Acc. NASM.2001.0051, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2001.0051
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2e8be148f-0eb5-4a35-8041-2894b2b886cc
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ead_collection:sova-nasm-2001-0051
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