Eddie Stinson, Ruth Elder and Henry Ford, February 1928

Summary

Pilot Ruth Elder poses with Eddie Stinson and Henry Ford in this February 1928 photograph. Four months earlier, Elder made an unsuccessful attempt to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in American Girl, a Stinson Detroiter airplane built by Eddie Stinson's company. Henry Ford had his own aircraft manufacturing division, building Ford Tri-Motors, at the time.

Pilot Ruth Elder poses with Eddie Stinson and Henry Ford in this February 1928 photograph. Four months earlier, Elder made an unsuccessful attempt to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in American Girl, a Stinson Detroiter airplane built by Eddie Stinson's company. Henry Ford had his own aircraft manufacturing division, building Ford Tri-Motors, at the time.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

February 1928

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.188.3357

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

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