Plaque, James Gordon Bennett, 1909, Edgar W. Mix

Plaque, James Gordon Bennett, 1909, Edgar W. Mix

     

Edgar Mix, an American who had spent most of his life in France, won this commemorative plaque for his victorious flight in the 1909 Gordon Bennett Balloon Race. Mix flew his balloon nearly 1,120 kilometers (700 miles), from Switzerland to Poland, in 35 hours.

Donated by the National Aeronautic Association

Physical Description:
Silver James Gordon Bennett plaque; Relief of dirigible and winged female figure depicted.

Country of Origin
France

Manufacturer
A. Aucoc Aufevre

Date
1909

Type
AWARDS-Trophies

Materials
Overall: Silver
Dimensions
3-D: 29.2 x 0.6 x 38.1cm (11 1/2 x 1/4 x 15 in.)

Edgar Mix, an American who had spent most of his life in France, won this commemorative plaque for his victorious flight in the 1909 Gordon Bennett Balloon Race. Mix flew his balloon nearly 1,120 kilometers (700 miles), from Switzerland to Poland, in 35 hours.

Donated by the National Aeronautic Association

Physical Description:
Silver James Gordon Bennett plaque; Relief of dirigible and winged female figure depicted.

Country of Origin
France

Manufacturer
A. Aucoc Aufevre

Date
1909

Type
AWARDS-Trophies

Materials
Overall: Silver
Dimensions
3-D: 29.2 x 0.6 x 38.1cm (11 1/2 x 1/4 x 15 in.)

ID: A19640681000