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:

"516. June 22 1914" [View of launch ceremony for the Curtiss Model H "America" (H-1). Aircraft seen at right side. From left to right in foreground are John C. Porte, an unidentified man, Glenn Hammond Curtiss, and Catherine Masson (standing on platform), who is prepared to christen the aircraft with a bottle of Great Western Champagne.]

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • Air pilots

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company



Repository Loc.

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


Glass negatives

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