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Transportation, Aviation, Trophy with Globe and Airplane, Women Aviators Chicago Air Show, Flying Club, Silver Plated, Vintage, 1937


Chicago Girls Flying Club
Marguerite Greene Trophy

B. J. Kesl Co., Chicago: 1937
Silver plated metal on bakelite base
23 inches tall
6.75 inches diameter, base

Women’s air carnival trophy featuring a draped woman with upraised arms holding a globe above her head that has an airplane traversing the North American polar region. The word “Supremacy” is embossed just below the foot of the woman’s dress and the trophy was awarded to Emma Sprague for first prize in spot landing, a contest in which the pilot attempts to touch down as close as possible to a location marked on the runway.

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The Chicago Girls Flying Club was active in the 1930s, holding air shows at Hangar One in Glenview, Illinois, north of Chicago. The club counted among its members Willa Brown Chappell (1906-1992), the first African-American woman to become a commercial pilot.

Engraved text on base: “Marguerite Greene Trophy. Chicago Girls Flying Club Annual Air Carnival. 1st – ’37. Spot Landing. Emma Sprague.”

Condition: Generally good with usual overall wear with markings to finish.


“Glenview’s Hangar One.” Glenview Hangar One Foundation. 2002. (17 March 2006).

“Willa Brown Chappell.” Kentucky Educational Television. (17 March 2006).

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Maker Location

Globe Type



Bakelite, Silver-plated metal


Art Deco