Cake in Honor of John Herschel Glenn, Jr. and Friendship 7

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Title

Cake in Honor of John Herschel Glenn, Jr. and Friendship 7

Alternative Title

John Glenn and Friendship 7 Cake

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Project Mercury (U.S.)
Astronauts--United States
Friendship 7 (Spacecraft)
Glenn, John, 1921-
Landwirth, Henri
Cakes

Description

At an event in honor of the return of astronaut John Glenn (1921-), who had become the first American to orbit the Earth, Henri Landwirth (1927-), a hotelier in the area, had a cake baked. The cake was between 700-900 pounds and shaped like the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule. Landwirth had the cake baked in mid-January of 1962 for Glenn's expected launch. However, Friendship 7 was delayed and did not launch until February 20. Landwirth had to improvise refrigeration of the cake in the delivery truck by using airconditioners, to assure it did not spoil. On February 23, Glenn arrived back at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Source

Original color photographic prints, February 23, 1963: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

1962-02-23

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin "Cal" D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographic prints, February 23, 1963.

Is Part Of

Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

135 KB
107 KB

Medium

2 color photographic prints

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Teitel, Amy Shira. "Vintage Space Fun Fact: the 900-pound Cake." Amy Shira Teitel, February 23, 2012. http://amyshirateitel.com/2012/02/23/vintage-space-fun-fact-the-900-pound-cake/.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

2 color photographic prints

Locations

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