Trench Art, Propeller Tip Carving

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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.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Donated by the family of Robert S. Sanford

Materials

  • Wood, possibly Walnut
  • Paint
  • Unknown surface coating

Dimensions

3-D: 49.4 × 19.1 × 4.9cm (19 7/16 × 7 1/2 × 1 15/16 in.)

Country of Origin

France

Physical Description

Propeller tip carving trench art; relief of Mercury/Hermes 139th Aero Squadron insignia depicted on top center of tip; partially carved U.S. Air Service wings in center; partially carved letter text "AMERICA, FRANCE" above decal; partial Ramanoff & Cie. manufacture decal bottom center.

Type

MEMORABILIA-World War I

Inventory Number

A20060415000