Press Tag

Date:
1954

Press tag for the Pennsylvania Republican Rally at President Dwight David Eisenhower’s farm, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 23rd, 1954 at 12:45 pm, handwritten for "Paul Roy / Gettysburg Times."

Description (physical):

Paper, string. Dia 7.1 cm

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
EISE 9828
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site

Landing Light

Date:
1953-1961
Creator:
Bekon Standard Parts & Equip Corp, Fort Worth, Texas

These lights were used to outline the President’s Gettysburg farm helicopter landing pad, a mowed circle in the grass adjacent to the cropland in front of the Eisenhower home. When the Secret Service agents received word that the President was arriving at night in his helicopter, they placed these portable lights around the pad. Eisenhower was the first president to use a helicopter and relied on it quite extensively during his second term for trips back and forth from the White House to the farm as well as to Camp David. Many world leaders were transported by helicopter to the farm including Winston Churchill and Nikita Khrushchev.

Description (physical):

Cloth, metal, rock, plastic, glass. H 27.8, L 30.0, W 36.0 cm

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
EISE 15814
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site

Eisenhower Desk

Date:
1954
Creator:
White House Carpenters

This desk was a reproduction of a desk used by President George Washington. It was made from pine boards salvaged from The White House during the 1948-1952 renovations.  The White House Ushers presented this desk to President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a Christmas gift in 1954.  In the top drawer at the left, Eisenhower kept a card catalog of his personal library.  

Description (physical):

Wood, bronze.  L 152.4, W 82.2, H 91.5 cm

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
EISE 2988
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site

Eisenhower Campaign Buttons

Date:
1952

French and Spanish campaign buttons, translated as "I Love Ike" and "I Like Ike" (respectively).

Description (physical):

Metal, plastic, paper. Dia 9.0, D 0.4 cm; Metal. Dia 3.3, D 0.4 cm

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
EISE 12269 & EISE 15832
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site

Map Of First Scheduled Passenger Air Route From St. Petersburg To Tampa Bay, Florida.

This map shows the path of the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, which began flying across Tampa Bay on January 1, 1914. The flight covered 29 kilometers (18 miles) and took 23 minutes-11 hours less than traveling between St. Petersburg and Tampa by rail. Nevertheless, it lasted only three months.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
S.101.p2c-P_640
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Psa Interior Postcard

This Pacific Southwest Airlines postcard portrays the Lockheed Electra II lounge, located in the rear of the cabin. Airlines began to improve their airplane amenities as commercial air travel expanded.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
NASM-00132840
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Rolls-royce Dart

Date:
1970
Publisher/Studio:
Derby, England, United Kingdom: Rolls-Royce Ltd.

This is a 1970 model of the Rolls-Royce Dart turboprop. First introduced in 1948, the turboprop combined the power of jet propulsion with the efficiency of propellers. It was widely used in the first generation of turboprop-powered aircraft, including the British Vickers Viscount and the Dutch Fokker F-27. The Dart enabled these and other new airliners to lower airline operating costs and bring greater speed and comfort to passengers traveling on short-to-medium length routes.

Description (physical):

Wt: 1250lbs., Power: 1,815ehp at 15,000rpm

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.001
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Supercritical Wing

A supercritical wing delays the formation and reduces the size of shock waves over the wing at transonic speeds (just below and above the speed of sound), the speeds at which most jetliners fly. All new large jetliners now feature this highly efficient, drag-reducing wing design.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.003
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Winglet Flight Testing

This is an image of Winglets-small vertical fins on wingtips-reduce the strength of wingtip vortices (air swirling off the ends of the wings). Most airliners feature some type of winglet to help decrease drag.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.004
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Airbus A320 Glass Cockpit Display

The exhibition features this cockpit diplay with a computer-simulated takeoff and landing of an Airbus A320 from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
The A320 was the first airliner equipped with a glass cockpit and digital fly-by-wire flight controls, which provide more information to the pilot while enhancing safety and efficiency. Pioneered by NASA and the aerospace industry, the glass cockpit was introduced in 1982 and is now the industry standard.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.005
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum