Spirit of St. Louis Lowered for Cleaning

ID: 92-907-1A

Creator: Avino, Mark

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1992

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder March 1992

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Summary

The "Spirit of St. Louis," aloft in the Milestones of Flight gallery in the National Air and Space Museum since 1976, is lowered for inspection and routine cleaning. The craft, with a steel tube fuselage and wooden wings, is covered in doped cotton and weighs about 2,150 pounds.

Subject

  • Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane)
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Milestones of Flight (Exhibition)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in Torch, March 1992

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder March 1992

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1992

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Airplanes
  • Moving of artifacts
  • Aeronautics
  • Cleaning

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

92-907-1A

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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