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Aero Club of America Balloon Competition Plaquette

Aero Club of America Balloon Competition Plaquette
Aero Club of America Balloon Competition Plaquette
Title
Aero Club of America Balloon Competition Plaquette
Date 
ca. 1910
Medium 
Gold
Dimensions 
case: 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 3/4 in. ( 6 x 6 x 1.9 cm ) Overall: 1 7/16 x 1 7/16 x 1/16 in. ( 3.7 x 3.7 x 0.2 cm )
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
Marks 
Inscription: edge, lower center: artist's initials (?), followed by "18 K 964-54."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group