Langley Aerodromes on Exhibit

ID: A17573

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: Early 1900s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 15, Folder: 9-B

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Looking west toward the Rotunda, suspended above the East Hall in the United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building, are several of the aerodromes built by Secretary Langley in his attempt to create the first manned flight vehicle. An exhibit of botanical prints can be seen on the balcony; technology exhibits can be seen on the ground floor; and a small portion of the Ethnology exhibit can be seen in the Rotunda.


  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States National Museum East Hall


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 15, Folder: 9-B

Contact information

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


Early 1900s

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  • Aerodromics
  • Airplanes
  • Graphic arts
  • Ceilings
  • Secretaries
  • Flight
  • Transportation
  • Aeronautics
  • Inventions
  • Ethnology
  • Plants
  • Rotundas
  • Langley Aerodrome
  • Balconies
  • Exhibitions
  • Botany


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

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

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