Policeman Doll, 1905-1909, Earle Ovington's Mascot "Treize"

Summary

Earle Ovington (1879-1936) piloted the first U.S. Air Mail flight operated by the United States Post Office Department. On September 23, 1911, Ovington flew over Long Island in a Bleriot XI airplane with a sack of mail tucked into the cockpit. He carried the letters just three miles, but it was enough to earn Ovington the designation "Air Mail Pilot No. 1."

Earle Ovington (1879-1936) piloted the first U.S. Air Mail flight operated by the United States Post Office Department. On September 23, 1911, Ovington flew over Long Island in a Bleriot XI airplane with a sack of mail tucked into the cockpit. He carried the letters just three miles, but it was enough to earn Ovington the designation "Air Mail Pilot No. 1."

Artifact

Cloth doll

Date Made

1905-1909

Creators

Steiff, Margarete, 1847-1909 

Place of Creation

Germany 

Heroes Of The Sky
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Heroes of the Sky

Object ID

36.33.7

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of P.G. Morriss

Material

Felt (Textile)
Leather

Color

Black (Color)
Blue

Dimensions

Height: 14 in

Width: 4 in

Depth: 5 in

Inscriptions

Metal button backside of left ear: STEIFF In marker on bottom of right shoe: 13

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