16 TONS TO THULE

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Date

1955

Inventory Number

A19900063000

Physical Description

Multicolor offset photolithograph/relief halftone print promoting U.S. Air Force cargo. Two illustrations of a plane with U.S. Air Force markings flying over a mountainous landscape covered with snow. Two sections of white background contain text, and a map centered on the North Pole with the outlines of continents, and the United States highlighted in black. Full text: At top left in red sans-serif font: "16 TONS TO THULE." At lower right in black sans-serif font, "DELIVERING BY WING . . . Anywhere there's air . . . Air Force fleets of cargo craft Move through the sky. Strategic air forces, Tactical air forces, Air defense forces . . . Manned and unmanned air vehicles . . . Depend on air supply. Together, They form a single instrument Employed as the Nation's air arm." Caption below main illustration in small black font, "PAINTING CONTRIBUTED BY KEN FAGG AND THE SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS, N.Y.C." Within the illustration at lower left, partial text: "SONDESTROM AIR BASE GREENLAND Ken Fagg 1955."

Artist

Sponsor

Society of Illustrators

Country of Origin

United States of America

Medium

Poster, Military Aviation

Dimensions

2-D - Unframed (H x W): 73.7 x 55.9cm (29 x 22 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

ART-Posters, Original Art Quality

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