1909 Gordon Bennett Balloon Race Passport

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0980
Dates:
1909
Languages:
Multiple languages
This collection contains text in
German
,
French
, and
English
.
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
The 1909 Gordon Bennett Balloon Race was held in October in Zurich, Switzerland. This collection consists of a Balloon Passport issued to the
Clouth V
for the event.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a Balloon Passport issued to the
Clouth V
for the 1909 Gordon Bennett Balloon Race. The passport is on paper that measures approximately 20 x 16 inches and is written in both German and French. The passport bears several seals and includes engravings of balloons along with the motto "Gordon Bennett, Zurich, 1909."

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The 1909 Gordon Bennett Balloon Race was held in October in Zurich, Switzerland. The event featured three contests. A point-to-point race was held on October 1 in which ten competitors chose from fourteen different designated points. This event was won by the Swiss balloon
Mars
piloted by Mr. Farner. A distance race was held on October 2 and included twenty-one competitors from various classes based on size with prizes being awarded in each class. The
Clouth V
was entered into the Class 4 competition (for balloons ranging in size from 1201-1600 cubic meters). Class 3 was won by the
Harburg II
piloted by H. Sticker, Class 4 was won by the
Hessen
piloted by A. Engelhard, and Class 5 was won by the LZ 127
Graf Zeppelin
piloted by Otto Korn. The Gordon Bennett Race started on October 3, 2010 and involved seventeen competitors. This race was won by Edgar W. Mix in the
America II
after a 696.5 mile flight ending in Poland that lasted more than 35 hours.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described (2010) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown, Gift, NASM.XXXX.0980

Using the Collection
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
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
1909 Gordon Bennett Balloon Race Passport, NASM.XXXX.0980, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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