Lindbergh Receives Langley Medal

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Presentation of Samuel P. Langley Medal for Aerodromes to Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh at the annual meeting of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, December 8, 1927. Standing from left to right: Alexander Wetmore (Assistant Secretary), Charles G. Abbot (Secretary), Representative Walter H. Newton, Senator Joseph T. Robinson, Representative R. Walton Moore, Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, Frederick A. Delano, Chief Justice William H. Taft (Chancellor). Seated from left to right: Representative Albert Johnson, Senator Woodbridge N. Ferris, Senator Reed Smoot.


  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Newton, Walter Hughes
  • Robinson, Joseph Taylor 1872-1937
  • Moore, R. Walton
  • Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974
  • Delano, Frederic Adrian
  • Taft, William H. (William Howard) 1857-1930
  • Ferris, Woodbridge Nathan
  • Smoot, Reed 1862-1941
  • Board of Regents
  • Samuel P. Langley Gold Medal for Aerodromics


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Original negative number is 15866 & A15866, but that negative has been lost. Featured in TORCH, September 1974. Also found in True, THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, Smithsonian Scientific Series I, 1929, plate 271.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95, Box 16, Folder: 21; Record Unit 371, Box 2

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  • Johnson, Albert
  • Secretariats
  • Awards
  • Celebrities and Dignitaries
  • Secretaries
  • Rewards (Prizes, etc.)
  • Aeronautics
  • Medals
  • Aeronautics--Awards


  • Photographic print
  • Group

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

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