Portrait of James Harold Doolittle (1896-1993)

Object Number: 
1990.1.223
Date: 
1937
Medium: 
Graphite on notepad paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 5 in. ( 17.8 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: left: "Wm. H. Walker / Jan 12/37" inscription: lower left: "Doolittle / aviator"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Wm. H. Walker / Jan 12/37 / Doolitle / aviator"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
The subject, an aviator and air force commander, made the first transcontinental flight across North America in under 24 hours, stopping only once for refueling, in September 1922, a feat that earned him international acclaim. He set additional aviation records in the late 1920s and 30s.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group