The Vin-Fiz in the A&I Building

ID: 91-3700

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: Unknown, probably the early 1950s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder 1

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The Vin-Fiz hanging from the ceiling of in the Arts and Industries Building. The Vin-Fiz was "the first Aeroplane to Fly Across the American Continent, 1911. Made by the Wright Brothers, Type 'E-X,' piloted by Calbraith P. Rodgers from the Atlantic to the Pacific in Eighty-Four Days. Gift of the Carnegie Museum in Conjunction with the Family of Calbraith Rogers. The right hand propeller is the gift of S. F. Duree of Long Beach, California and is from the plane in which Rogers was killed." (quotation from Scrapbook)


  • Rodgers, Calbraith Perry
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building


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This is in a scrapbook in the front of Box 41 entitled 'Some of the Prime Exhibits in the Smithsonian Institution, U.S. National Museum and National Air Museum. Prepared for Mr. J. E. Graf by the National Air Museum.' Quotation in caption is from Scrapbook.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder 1

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


Unknown, probably the early 1950s

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  • Vin Fiz
  • Airplanes
  • Ceilings
  • Aeronautics
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Wright Brothers
  • Aeronautical museums


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

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

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