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:

Portrait of pilot Louise Thaden (1905-1979) in old age, holding her 1936 Bendix National Transcontinental Air Race trophy, which she and Blanche Noyes won in a Beechcraft C17R Staggerwing, (s/n 15835). Circa 1975.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics - competitions
  • Bendix Trophy Race
  • Women air pilots

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1975

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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