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Aero Club of America Balloon Competition Plaquette
Date: ca. 1910
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Medium: Gold
Dimensions: Overall (plaquette): 1/16 × 1 7/16 × 1 7/16 in. (0.2 × 3.7 × 3.7 cm) Container (case): 2 3/8 × 2 3/8 × 3/4 in. (6 × 6 × 1.9 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Gold struck plaquette with obverse showing Aero Club of America logo flanked by two female figures; reverse bears inscription within circular reserve with fugure of Mercury at right and aeroplane, hot air balloon and dirigible at left; inscription: "ALAN K. HAWLEY/WINNER/FIFTH INTERNATIONAL/BALLOON RACE/FROM ST. LOUIS, MO. TO/LAKE TSITOGAMA/PROVINCE OF QUEBEC/OCTOBER 17th to 19th 1910/1172.9 MILES. 1887.6 KILOMETERS/AMERICAN DISTANCE RECORD/WORLD'S RECORD IN BALLOON/COMPETITION." Rectangular brown leather fitted case with green silk velvet and silk satin lining.
Credit Line: Gift of Alan R. Howley
Object Number: 1935.82
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Marks: Inscription: edge, lower center: artist's initials (?), followed by "18 K 964-54."