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Object Name Print
Catalog Number 1939.686
Date 1943
Material(s) Ink on paper;
Dimensions H-14 W-15.25 inches
Description There are three parts to this piece. Part A) There is a reprint of a lithograph of the original drawing of the steam-powered, duck-shaped flying vehicle superimposed over an 1841 view of the Louisville waterfront. There is a steamboat named the "DOVE" in the foreground. The steam-duck vehicle has two belching smokestacks on its shoulders, a bell on its neck, and a window and steam exhaust in its tale. Part B) is a small brochure describing the steam-duck. Part C is a press release from Youth Magazine.
Notes The original lithograph was published by the Literary Band of Louisville, 1841. This image was published by the Youth Group Magazines, 1943.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Airplanes
Flight testing
Steam engines
Search Terms Louisville
Louisville (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS