Medal, Commemorative, Boston to Washington, D.C., July 1911
This object is on display in the Early Flight exhibition at the
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
National Air and Space Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Donated by Nelda Atwood Stiles and Nellie Atwood Pickens
OVERALL - BRASS,GOLD FILL
3-D: 0.6 x 6.7cm (1/4 x 2 5/8 in.)
Country of Origin
United States of America
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.
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons