Amelia Earhart Being Helped Ashore at Southampton, June 19, 1928

Summary

When Amelia Earhart, Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon left Newfoundland on their transatlantic flight, their intended destination was Southampton, England. Instead they landed at Burry Port, Wales, some 134 miles away. It didn't matter. After a night's rest, the three flew on to Southampton for the pre-arranged ceremonies. They were greeted by cheering crowds, proud dignitaries and inquisitive reporters.

When Amelia Earhart, Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon left Newfoundland on their transatlantic flight, their intended destination was Southampton, England. Instead they landed at Burry Port, Wales, some 134 miles away. It didn't matter. After a night's rest, the three flew on to Southampton for the pre-arranged ceremonies. They were greeted by cheering crowds, proud dignitaries and inquisitive reporters.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

19 June 1928

Collection Title

Aeronautics Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1629.67

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

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