Wallace M Hendrick Collection : 1909 French Navigation Aerienne Zeppelin Plaque Medal

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Wallace M Henrick Collection

Wallace M Henrick served in WWI. The medal is from his collection and was likely obtained in France after the war.

1909 French Navigation Aerienne Zeppelin Plaque Medal, Pierre-Alexandre Morlon

Description from Worthpoint.

Tri-panel design with central winged figure of Genius (Spirit of Aviation), bi-plane to the left and a dirigible to the right. 

Inscribed below: Navigation and Aerienne (aerial navigation). Signed lower right: A. MORLON

Tri-panel design: to the left a seated man observing flying birds, plain panel at the center for naming, and a man working on an airplane engine to the right. Inscriptions below: Le rêve/ conçoit and La science/ réalise (The dream conceives; science realizes)

Pierre-Alexandre Morlon (1878-1951) French sculptor and medalist, was a pupil of Alexandre Falguière, Antonin Mercié and Jules-Clément Chaplain at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts , Paris, and exhibited at the Salon from 1900,winning a gold medal in 1920 and a medal of honour in 1926. He was responsible for numerous war memorials, including those at Charolles and La Clayette, Saône-et-Loire, and at Rambevilliers, Vosges, and is noted in particular for his medals related to World War I

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