Celebrating Innovation & Ingenuity
The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, bearing the name of Hammondsport’s favorite son, is located on State Route 54, one half mile south of the village of Hammondsport, New York. Dedicated to the memory of pioneer aviator, Glenn Curtiss, the museum contains a priceless collection relating to early aviation and regional history.
Never meant to survive long-term, squadron insignia like those in our collection were often roughly-painted art on the fabric fuselage of early aircraft. These images of pelicans, cartoon characters, dragons, etcetera, came to be far more than just identiﬁcation...