The 4-square inch swatch of the original fabric included with this relic print was preserved when the Smithsonian restored the ALBATROS D.Va before installing it in the permanent collection of the National Air and Space Museum where it can be seen today. Also included is a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Deputy-Director of the Smithsonian and 2 pages of colorful historical information on this aviation milestone along with aircraft specs. An extraordinary flight and an opportunity to own a piece of aviation history.
The following description of the Albatros D.Va appears on your relic print, just below the original fabric swatch.
The Albatros D.Va was a formidable German fighter which appeared in combat during World War I in the fall of 1917. Only two aircraft of this type survive today. Restored in its original markings of the Jasta 46, the Albatros D.Va, No. 7161/17 is part of the collection of the National Air and Space Museum.