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:

Four unidentified men (possibly members of the Early Birds of Aviation) gathered around busts of Mario Calderara (left) and Umberto Savoia. The two men in the center wear Early Birds pins, and an Early Birds pennant is displayed on the wall. Possibly taken at an Early Birds gathering in the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building. Previously identified as a photograph of Charles A. Arens, secretary of the Early Birds.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1950

Repository Loc.

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



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