Lady Mary Heath and William Brock, National Air Races, Cleveland, Ohio, 1929

Summary

Irish pilot Mary, Lady Heath was a champion athlete before earning her commercial pilot's license in 1927 -- the first woman in Ireland or Great Britain to do so. In 1928 she made headlines flying solo from Cape Town, South Africa, to London. Lady Heath never fully recovered from a crash she suffered at the 1929 National Air Races in Cleveland.

Irish pilot Mary, Lady Heath was a champion athlete before earning her commercial pilot's license in 1927 -- the first woman in Ireland or Great Britain to do so. In 1928 she made headlines flying solo from Cape Town, South Africa, to London. Lady Heath never fully recovered from a crash she suffered at the 1929 National Air Races in Cleveland.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8 in

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