Clothing Advertisement Featuring Katherine Stinson, "Child Aviatrice Granted License," circa 1913

Summary

Despite her petite stature, Katherine Stinson was among the most skilled exhibition pilots in the world in the 1910s. The press dubbed her the "Flying Schoolgirl," and audiences were charmed by her abilities. This advertisement plays loose with the facts -- Stinson was born in 1891 and earned her pilot's license in 1912, when she was 21 years old.

Despite her petite stature, Katherine Stinson was among the most skilled exhibition pilots in the world in the 1910s. The press dubbed her the "Flying Schoolgirl," and audiences were charmed by her abilities. This advertisement plays loose with the facts -- Stinson was born in 1891 and earned her pilot's license in 1912, when she was 21 years old.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1913

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

81.121.31.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10.313 in

Width: 13.375 in

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