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Georgia Tech Artifacts


Georgia Tech Artifacts


A selection of artifacts and Georgia Tech memorabilia from the Archives' collections.


Kirk Henderson (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Items in the Georgia Tech Artifacts Collection

A large terre de faience vase unglazed, painted in blue, beige and white, numbered, with the Madoura pottery stamp, also stamped Edition Picasso with four faces, loop handles, top coil-decorated, short flared rim foot. Vase attributed to Pablo…

In the late 1940s, Georgia Tech students began the tradition of flying a model Yellow Jacket plane during the halftime of football games. The idea apparently originated with William Millar, who graduated from Tech’s Aerospace program in 1950. …

Yellow Jacket model airplane, associated with Steve Cantrell.

In 1958, Tech student Steve Cantrell and his roommate, Jimmy Williams were flying a model airplane in the parking lot of the Alexander Memorial Coliseum when they were approached and…

Model Airplane painted as Yellow Jacket. The body of the plane is rounded in shape and painted with alternating black and yellow stripes, with smaller white stripes between the larger black and white ones. The "head" of the airplane is an oblong…

A 45-star American flag associated with the appearance of President Theodore Roosevelt on Georgia Tech's campus in 1905. A handwritten inscription on the flag (on the first white stripe below the field of stars) reads: "This flag was on the stand…