Harriet Quimby Cigar Box Proof

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0109
Creators:
Klingenberg Litho Company, Detmold, Germany
Dates:
[ca. 1920-1930]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This accession is a cigar box proof of the famous aviatrix in her purple flying outfit. This proof is an example of the kind of artwork offered to cigar manufacturers for use on the inside of the lid of the box. This particular proof was produced by Klingenberg Litho Company, Detmold, Germany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Harriet Quimby (1875-1912) was a writer, photographer, world traveler, and an aviatrix. From 1903-1912, she was employed by Leslie's Illustrated Weekly where she wrote theater reviews, and also was a photojournalist. In 1911, Quimby became America's first licensed female pilot, and in 1912 she became the first woman to pilot her own plane across the English Channel. Quimby was killed in July 1912, during a publicity stunt flight near Quincy, Massachusetts, when Harriet and her passenger fell from her aircraft when it suddenly pitched forward.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Joe Davidson, Gift, 1987, 1987-0109, not NASM

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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Repository Contact
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