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:

[Titles hand-lettered onto glass plate negative read: (at left)] "America" christened with GREAT WESTERN Champagne; [(at right)] Lieut. Porte, Glenn Curtiss, Lieut. [Towers.] [Aircraft seen in close-up one-quarter right front view, posed left to right beside it are John H. Towers, Glenn Hammond Curtiss, and John C. Porte.]

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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