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:

Informal right side half-length view from slightly above of Dr. Theodore Von Karman (1881-1963) writing equations on a blackboard while smoking a cigar; location unknown, circa 1940s.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautical engineers
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Mathematicians
  • Physicists

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

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



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