Medal, Commemorative, Boston to Washington, D.C., July 1911

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the Early Flight exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

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 Nelda Atwood Stiles and Nellie Atwood Pickens

Materials

OVERALL - BRASS,GOLD FILL

Dimensions

3-D: 0.6 x 6.7cm (1/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Medal given to Harry N. Atwood by President Taft on July 14, 1911; after landing his Burgess-Wright airplane on the White House lawn; this was the last leg of a flight from Boston to Washington, DC.

Type

AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons

Inventory Number

A19920061000

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