Map, Airmail Route, Reno Nevada to Salt Lake City Utah

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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:

Air Mail Pilot's Knee Board and Map

Joseph L. Mortensen navigated the air mail route from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Reno, Nevada, in 1920 using this scrolling map and knee board.

Gift of Joseph L. Mortensen

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by Mrs. Mary E. "Mother" Tusch

Materials

Zinc plating, iron alloy, copper alloy, lead solder, leather, wood, ink, canvas, paper, ink

Dimensions

3-D: 28 × 4 × 24cm (11 × 1 9/16 × 9 7/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Date

1920

Physical Description

10 x 8in.; galvanized; scroll-type knee-board with paper / cloth map.

Type

LITERATURE AND RESEARCH-Maps (Archives)

Inventory Number

A19500138000