Postcard of SR-71 Blackbird

ID: SIA2013-07785 (front) and SIA2013-07786 (back)

Creator: Tinsley, Jeffrey Wayne 1947-2017

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: c. 2003

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection 09-171, Box 1, Folder: Udvar-Hazy Center Postcards

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

Color postcard of the SR-71 Blackbird landing at Washington Dulles International Airport in 1990. The plane is housed at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum, Chantilly, Virginia. The postcard has basic information about the plane. The postcard is unused, but the message side has a pre-printed note: "Dear _____, The Blackbird is the fastest airplane in the world! It even looks FAST! What I think is so great about the Blackbird is... [blank space] You have got to come see it!"

Subject

  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
  • Dulles International Airport
  • National Collections

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photographer of original image of the plane is Jeff Tinsley.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection 09-171, Box 1, Folder: Udvar-Hazy Center Postcards

Contact information

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

Date

c. 2003

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Postcard
  • Airplanes
  • SR-71 Blackbird (Jet reconnaissance plane)

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2013-07785 (front) and SIA2013-07786 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 4w x 5.25h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper

Full Record

View Full Record