Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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flight medal
  • Brenda Putnam
    born: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • flight medal, 1942
  • Where object was made: United States
  • bronze
  • Object Diameter: 7.2 cm
    Object Diameter: 2 13/16 in
  • Gift of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0067

Recto: Image of a nude man down on one knee and holding a model of an airplane. At LL is a sunburst.

Verso: Image of a dove/pigeon(?) soaring over the clouds in effortless flight, an inspiration for man's achievements in flight. Text at bottom.