This object is on display in the Early Flight exhibition at the National Mall building.
In the summer of 1910, Glenn H. Curtiss and several other well-known pilots participated in the Mid-West Aviation Meet, held July 23-27 at Omaha. Flights were promised not only by Curtiss but also by pilots J.C. Mars and John McCurdy. Curtiss was planning to attend the state fair in Lincoln that fall, where the Wright brothers' "aeropleanes" were scheduled to be, but the Omaha Aero Club was able to entice him to Omaha in July, offering him $10,000. On the final day Curtiss received the World-Herald trophy for the Most Spectacular Flight During Aviation Meet.
Bequest of the Estate of Glenn H. Curtiss
Country of Origin: United States of America
Dimensions: 3-D: 22.9 x 15.2 x 22.9cm (9 x 6 x 9 in.)
Materials: Overall: Silver
Physical Description:This pitcher trophy has a stylized handle and has engraved text: Omaha World-Herald Trophy, won by Glenn H. Curtiss for Most Spectacular Flight During Aviation Meet. 7-23 to 7-27-1910.
Inventory number: A19730597000