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:

"Christening of Plane 'America'." [Close-up three-quarter right front view of aircraft surrounded by a crowd. John C. Porte (left) is standing by the nose George E. A. Hallett and Catherine Masson (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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