Maiden Dearborn Model to NAM

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Summary

The Women's National Aeronautical Association presented a scale-model of the Maiden Dearborn to the National Air Museum. The designer of the original airplane, William B. Stout, and many other notables, attended the presentation luncheon, which was held at the Washington Aviation Club. Stout, a member of the National Air Museum Advisory Board, designed the Maiden Dearborn in 1924 as a mail, cargo and passenger transport. The model was accepted for the NAM by Paul Garber, and was exhibited in the Aircraft Building.

Subject

National Air and Space Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Torch, 5/1955, p. 9

Contact information

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

Date

April 16, 1955

Topic

  • Women
  • Models (representations)
  • Gifts
  • Models and modelmaking

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