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Fabric from the Curtiss NC-4 ? the first airplane to complete a transatlantic flight ? with Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum certification
Original fabric, 2? x 2?, from the historic biplane, affixed to a 14.5? x 19.5? (visible) poster beneath a 10? x 8? printed photograph of the ?Curtiss NC-4? in flight. Framed to 16.5? x 21.5?. Printed caption (above the fabric): ?Curtiss NC-4 / Commanding Officer: LCdr Albert C. Read, USN / Pilots: Lt. Elmer F. Stone, USCG and Lt. (j.g.) Walter Hinton, USN / Crew: Lt. James L. Breese, USN; Ens. Herbert C. Rodd, USN; and Eugene S. Rhoads, USN? (beneath the fabric): ?Original Fabric / the Curtiss NC-4 was the first airplane to complete a trans-Atlantic flight. On May 27, 1919, the flying boat set / down on the water of the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal. The 4000-mile flight from Rockaway Beach, New / York, had been accomplished in nineteen days. The NC-4 is part of the Collection of the / National Air and Space / Museum and is currently on loan to the Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida.?Accompanied by a two page 8? x 10.5? printed essay on the flight of the
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