Charles A. Lindbergh Receives Langley Medal

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Presentation of Samuel P. Langley Medal for Aerodromics to Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh at the annual meeting of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. Standing from left to right: Assistant Secretary Alexander Wetmore, Secretary Charles Greeley Abbot, Representative Walter H. Newton, Senator Joseph T. Robinson, Representative R. Walton Moore, Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, Frederic A. Delano, Chief Justice William H. Taft (Chancellor). Seated from left to right: Representative Albert Johnson, Senator Woodbridge N. Ferris, Senator Reed Smoot.


  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978
  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973
  • Newton, Walter H. 1880-1941
  • Robinson, Joseph Taylor 1872-1937
  • Moore, R. Walton (Robert Walton) 1859-1941
  • Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974
  • Delano, Frederic Adrian 1863-1953
  • Taft, William H (William Howard) 1857-1930
  • Johnson, Albert 1869-1957
  • Ferris, Woodbridge N. 1853-1928
  • Smoot, Reed 1862-1941
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
  • Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents


  • Also known as A15866.
  • Featured in the "Torch," September 1974, in tribute to Lindbergh after his death in August.
  • See also "Volume One of the Smithsonian Scientific Series, 1929," Pl. 91, and Record Unit 95, Box 16, Folder 21.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: September 1974, Image No. 2002-12171

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  • 1927
  • December 8, 1927

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  • Awards
  • Aeronautics
  • Medals
  • Aeronautics--Awards


Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000371 [2002-12171]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;

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