This collection consists of six 3 by 4.5 inch black and white snapshots of Amelia Earhart in March of 1937, in Honolulu, Hawaii, during her first attempt at the around-the-world flight. The snapshots include images of Earhart and Paul Mantz, as well as shots of her aircraft, the Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, NR16020. The photographs were taken by John Hernick.
Biographical / Historical:
Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) in 1928 was the first woman to fly (as a passenger) across the Atlantic, and in 1932 the first woman (and second person, after Charles Lindbergh) to fly solo and nonstop across that ocean. She flew many record flights, published several books and accomplished much for women in aviation before attempting, on June 1, 1937, an around-the-world flight from Miami, Florida in a twin-engine Lockheed Electra. She and navigator Frederick J. Noonan were flying from Lae, New Guinea to Howland Island when they disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937. An exhaustive sea and air search, ordered by President Franklin Roosevelt, was unsuccessful in locating Earhart and Noonan
John M. Hernick, Gift, 2012
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