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Picasso vase

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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…

Yellow Jacket model airplane

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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

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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…

Yellow Jacket model airplane

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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…

United States flag

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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…

Converse "Chuck Taylor" sneakers

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Converse "Chuck Taylors" sneakers associated with Susan Davis, the first woman to play the part of Buzz.

football

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Spalding "Autograph" football in gold and white. Football is stamped "GA TECH" in the white panel below the Spalding label. Hand-lettering below the Spalding label indicates "Presented to Dean Jim Dull." On the two white panels of the football are…

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Georgia Tech seal

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Large sculptural rendering of the Georgia Tech Seal in plaster, painted gold and black. Sculptor: Julian Harris, GT graduate and former GT instructor.

cheer leader's jacket

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A 1948 Georgia Tech cheerleader's jacket worn by John Walter Lay, Jr.

Jacket is of gold satin material in a short "Eisenhower" style. Embroidered "Ga Tech" appear on the right breast area in letters of white thread; a felt applique of a megaphone…

fedora hat

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Fedora-style hat worn by Tech student, Robert D. Neill. The hat commemorates Tech's appearance in the 1943 Cotton Bowl and features the signatures of several of the members of the 1943 football squad. Hat is of beige wool felt with hat ribbon trim…

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seat cushion

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Souvenir cushion from 1953 Sugar Bowl. Striped on one side, yellow on the other. Yellow side has black image of a football stadium with "Sugar Bowl" spelled out on the field. In black, "Souvenir 1953 Sugar Bowl Classic, New Years Day. Georgia…

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football helmet

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Leather football helmet attributed to Mit (J.M.) Fitzsimons. Note associated with the object indicates that he was captain of the 1936 Georgia Tech football team. Same note also indicates that he was an "All American Christy Walsh" selection in…

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plaque

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Metal plaque, probably of bronze, which features a quote in raised bas relief lettering. The plaque features a quote from U.S. President William Howard Taft as follows:

"I consider the honest engineer the / most valuable asset of this Government.…

model cannon

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"Fitten Cannon" ca. 1890. Miniature brass and iron cannon made by James Turner Fitten in the foundry while he was a student at Georgia Tech. The barrel of the cannon is of brass, and the wheels are red painted iron.

patch

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State of Georgia Athletic Hall of Fame patch associated with Henry Rudolph "Peter" Pund, a member of the 1929 Rose Bowl team and All-American center. Archives collections also include a sweater attributed to Pund with a 1928 All American patch on…

whistle

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Georgia Tech whistle mounted on wooden display pedestal. Inscribed on the surface of the whistle: "The Whistle of Georgia Tech until 1995." Wooden base includes a plaque indicating: "Presented to / President Clough / In Honor of his Inauguration…

textile

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Franklin D. Roosevelt first met Georgia Tech President Marion L. Brittain during a visit to Warm Springs, Georgia. Roosevelt was several times a guest of Brittain’s at Tech football games. On November 29, 1935, President Roosevelt spoke to a…

Olympic torch

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Unused model of the Olympic torch used during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA. The torch burner mechanism was designed by Dr. Sam Shelton, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech. Shelton also acted as consultant on the…

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Ramblin' Wreck banner

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Yellow silk (rayon?) flag bearing the image of the GT Ramblin' Wreck. Flag was flown aboard the ninth flight of the space shuttle Columbia. A NASA "Certificate of Authenticity" associated with the flag indicates: "This Rambling Wreck flag was…

ROTC uniform

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The U.S. Congress passed the National Defense Act in June 1916 which provided for the formation of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). The first unit formed at Georgia Tech in March 1918.

This detail image shows the Yellow Jacket logo…