Artist Painting a Portrait of Amelia Earhart, 1928

Summary

Amelia Earhart's successful flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928 brought instant fame. Her publicist (and eventual husband) George Putnam worked with Earhart to nurture that fame. Payments that Earhart received for speeches and product endorsements helped to fund further aviation endeavors. Her 1937 disappearance only added to Earhart's mystique. Arguably, she remains America's best-known female pilot even today.

Amelia Earhart's successful flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928 brought instant fame. Her publicist (and eventual husband) George Putnam worked with Earhart to nurture that fame. Payments that Earhart received for speeches and product endorsements helped to fund further aviation endeavors. Her 1937 disappearance only added to Earhart's mystique. Arguably, she remains America's best-known female pilot even today.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1928

Collection Title

Aeronautics Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1629.179

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8 in

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