Aeronautical trophy

Object name: 
Aeronautical trophy
Date: 
1907
Medium: 
Silver, wood
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Description: 
In 1910, champion balloonist Alan R. Hawley (1869-1938) won this magnificent trophy, the Lahm Aeronautical Cup, for his record-breaking flight from St. Louis, Missouri to Chicoutimi County in Quebec. At a distance of 1,172.9 miles, the two-day flight was the longest balloon trip undertaken in United States history.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Bequest of Alan R. Hawley
Object Number: 
1938.250a-c
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Creative: Tronvig Group