Amelia Earhart and George Putnam Reviewing Plans for the Transatlantic Flight, June 1928

Summary

When publisher-publicist George Putnam searched for a female pilot eager to be the first to fly the Atlantic in 1928, he discovered Amelia Earhart. The two developed a close working relationship. Palmer promoted Earhart at every chance, and Earhart used her promotional earnings to finance further flights. In time, their professional relationship became romantic and the two married in 1931.

When publisher-publicist George Putnam searched for a female pilot eager to be the first to fly the Atlantic in 1928, he discovered Amelia Earhart. The two developed a close working relationship. Palmer promoted Earhart at every chance, and Earhart used her promotional earnings to finance further flights. In time, their professional relationship became romantic and the two married in 1931.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

June 1928

Collection Title

Aeronautics Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1629.143

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: 10.125 in

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