Blank Postcard of Bell X-1 Plane "Glamorous Glennis"

ID: SIA2013-06629 (front) and SIA2013-06630 (back)

Creator: Smithsonian Institution

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: c. 1950-1966

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 52, Folder: 4

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Blank postcard of the Bell X-1 plane known as "Glamorous Glennis" on display at the National Air Museum, now the National Air and Space Museum. The plane is red and white and its tail says "U.S. Air Force 6062." The message side is blank, but it has a printed note: "The Bell X-1 ("Glamorous Glennis"): Piloted by Captain Charles Yeager on October 14, 1947, it was the first airplane to fly faster than the speed of sound. In later tests this airplane attained a speed in excess of 1,000 miles per hour. National Air Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C."


  • Yeager, Charles E. "Chuck"
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Air Museum (U.S.)
  • Bell X-1 (Airplane)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • The postcard is numbered K-9189. Produced by Capsco Wholesalers, Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • This postcard is located in Accession #83-021, which is part of Record Unit 95.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 52, Folder: 4

Contact information

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


c. 1950-1966

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  • Postcard
  • Airplanes
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Glamorous Glennis (Airplane)
  • Museum exhibits


  • Postcard
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2013-06629 (front) and SIA2013-06630 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper

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