This collection consists of the following: four 7.5 by 5 inch black and white photographs of Amelia Eahart in Lae, New Guinea in July of 1937; Amelia Earhart on wing of Lockheed Electra, with indigenous people in foreground; Amelia Earhart on top of Lockheed Electra, smiling; group photo of Manager of Guinea Airways (an Australian operated service to New Guinea in the 1930s)unidentified woman, Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan; and a group photo including Earhart,Noonan, Mr. F.C. Jacobs of the New Guinea Gold Mining Co., and Mr. and Mrs Joubert, manager of Bulolo Gold Dredging (BGD). Photographs are stamped on back with "Copyright Photograph, A. A. Koch, Lae, New Guinea."
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.
Margaret White, Gift, 2017
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