"Falcon" Glider suspended from the ceiling over the Textile Exhibit in the Arts and Industries Building, 1956

ID: SIA2007-0131 SIA

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Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: June 1956

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 43 Folder 30

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Summary

East South Range, Arts and Industries Building, looking west. The Bowlus-DuPont Albatross, also known as the "Falcon," hangs above a textile exhibit.

Subject

  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Arts and Industries Building East South Range

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

In May 1935, Warren Eaton's widow, Genevieve, donated the "Falcon" to the Smithsonian Institution. It arrived in Washington on the 28th and a few days later, museum personnel suspended the glider from the ceiling in the Arts and Industries Building.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 43 Folder 30

Contact information

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

Date

June 1956

Restrictions & Rights

Smithsonian Institution Ar1chives

Topic

  • Textile Exhibit
  • Exhibitions
  • Gliders (Aeronautics)
  • Textiles
  • Textile fabrics

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

SIA2007-0131 SIA

Physical description

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

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