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Chest, Trophy, Amelia Earhart

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This object is on display in the Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery exhibition at the National Mall building.


In 1935 Amelia Earhart's husband, George Putnam, commissioned Albert Wood and Five Sons, of Port Washington, New York, to build a chest for her trophies, plaques, and memorabilia. Putnam conceived the wheel motif for the ebony feet. Wood designed the hand-carved motifs on the Burma teakwood representing three milestones: Earhart's 1932 transatlantic, 1935 Honolulu-Oakland, and 1935 Mexico City-Newark solo flights.

Gift of Amy Morrissey Kleppner

Manufacturer: Albert Wood & Five Sons

Date: 1935

Dimensions: Length: 50 in (127 cm)
Width: 24.5 in (62.23 cm)
Height: 22.5 in (57.15 cm)

Materials: Burma teakwood

Physical Description:Wooden chest engraved on three sides with hand-carved motifs commemorating three of Earhart's record-setting flights. Lift top. Interior tray.

Inventory number: A20030156000

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