Banquet Given by Commander Richard Byrd in Honor of Amelia Earhart, New York Biltmore Hotel, July 1928

Summary

Explorer Richard E. Byrd was among the many notable people eager to congratulate Amelia Earhart on her 1928 flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Earhart, riding as a passenger with pilot Wilmer Stultz and mechanic Louis Gordon, made the crossing in a Fokker F.VII Tri-Motor airplane. Byrd used a similar Fokker on his pioneering flight to the North Pole in 1926.

Explorer Richard E. Byrd was among the many notable people eager to congratulate Amelia Earhart on her 1928 flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Earhart, riding as a passenger with pilot Wilmer Stultz and mechanic Louis Gordon, made the crossing in a Fokker F.VII Tri-Motor airplane. Byrd used a similar Fokker on his pioneering flight to the North Pole in 1926.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

06 July 1928

Collection Title

Aeronautics Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1629.166

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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