"'Girl Lindy' Sets New Ocean Air Speed Mark," 1928

Summary

After becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, Amelia Earhart was immediately -- inevitably -- compared to the similarly-lanky Charles Lindbergh, whose 1927 solo transatlantic flight made him the world's most famous pilot. For his part, Lindbergh appreciated all that "Lady Lindy" did to bring press attention to aviation -- and to take it off of him.

After becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, Amelia Earhart was immediately -- inevitably -- compared to the similarly-lanky Charles Lindbergh, whose 1927 solo transatlantic flight made him the world's most famous pilot. For his part, Lindbergh appreciated all that "Lady Lindy" did to bring press attention to aviation -- and to take it off of him.

Artifact

Clipping (Information artifact)

Date Made

18 June 1928

Subject Date

17 June 1928-18 June 1928

Creators

Unknown

Creator Notes

Clipped from the Detroit Evening Times.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

68.160.46

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Harry Schlee

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.25 in

Width: 5.5 in

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