Amelia Earhart in Her Hotel at Southampton after the Transatlantic Flight, June 19, 1928

Summary

Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) took her first airplane ride in December 1920 and, from then on, devoted her life to aviation. She worked odd jobs to pay for flying lessons and earned her pilot's license in 1923 -- only the 16th woman to do so. Earhart set records, made headlines and became one of the world's most famous pilots, female or male.

Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) took her first airplane ride in December 1920 and, from then on, devoted her life to aviation. She worked odd jobs to pay for flying lessons and earned her pilot's license in 1923 -- only the 16th woman to do so. Earhart set records, made headlines and became one of the world's most famous pilots, female or male.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

19 June 1928

Collection Title

Aeronautics Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1629.106

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 in

Width: 6.5 in

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