Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

Illustration by an unknown artist entitled "Bleriot Crosses the Channel"; three-quarter right front view from below of Louis Blériot in flight in his Blériot XI monoplane above the English Channel on July 25, 1909, during the first successful crossing of the Channel.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics--records
  • Airplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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July 25, 1909

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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