Trophy, 'Powder Puff Derby', from the Nancy Bird Walton collection, metal / wood, made by George A Levy Inc, America, 1977
'Powder Puff Derby' commemorative trophy made of metal and wood. A chromed statuette of a woman with arms and wings raised above her head appears on the right section of the trophy. To the rear left of this is a horizontal wooden mount with blue metallic plaque showing a map of the United States of America. The base of the trophy is rectangular and is also made from wood. It is lacquered. Underneath the base is a circular hole from which the figure of the woman has been screwed in.
On the blue metallic plaque is a silver map of the United States of America with the text, 'POWDER PUFF / DERBY / COMMEMORATIVE / FLIGHT / 1947 1977 / Transcontinental All-Woman / Air Race' with the names of the flight stopovers made including (from the west to east sides of the country), 'Palm Springs', 'Tucson', 'El Paso', 'Midland', 'Dallas', 'Shreveport', 'Jackson', 'Monweville', 'Thomasville' and 'Tampa'. Other US states are also etched in small silver print. On the base is also a black circular sticker with gold print, 'TROPHIES - AWARDS / GEORGE A LEVY / INC. / 2614 W KENNEDY / 877-8279 / TAMPA, FLORIDA'.