Portrait of Eddie Rickenbacker

Portrait of Eddie Rickenbacker
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17584
Building: 
Current Location: 
Storage Room 303
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1884-1982
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a sepia-toned reproduction photograph print of Eddie Rickenbacker.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
25 inches
Width: 
1 inches
Height: 
31 inches
Description: 

Eddie Rickenbacker was an American Fighter Ace in World War I, a race car driver, airline executive, and Medal of Honor recipient. Of his successes, he had the most victories in aerial combat in WWI and also raced in the Indy 500 three times setting a record of 134 miles per hour. On a secret mission in World War II, the B17 Rickenbacker and a crew of men were in was shot down over the Pacific Ocean. The team was adrift at sea for over 20 days and Rickenbacker was of the few survivors. Although this portrait was taken before this accident, as well as many of his life's near-death experiences, he addresses the camera with a knowing expression that is centered, and at the same time piqued, by his adherence to the adrenaline-fused activities that issued them.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes