This collection consists of one 10 x 8 inch brown-toned photograph showing the Fokker F.VIIB-3m "Friendship" crew aboard the SS President Roosevelt.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one 10 x 8 inch brown-toned photograph showing the Fokker F.VIIB-3m "Friendship" crew aboard the SS President Roosevelt at Cherbourg, France where local dignitaries boarded the ship while it was at port there to congratulate them. Shown in the photograph are Amelia Earhart, Wilmer Stultz, and Louis Gordon along with S. H. Wiley, American Consul at Cherbourg; Camille Théodore Quoniam, President of the Cherbourg Chamber of Commerce; Jules Lebrette-Villois, mayor of Cherbourg; and Harry Manning, Captain of the SS President Roosevelt.
This collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Amelia Earhart became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by airplane (as a passenger) in June 1928. She flew in the Fokker F.VIIB-3m "Friendship" with pilot Wilmer Stultz and copilot/mechanic Louis Gordon from Newfoundland, Canada to Wales on a flight that took 20 hours and 40 minutes. The flight brought Earhart international attention and the opportunity to earn a living in aviation. After the flight, the crew traveled to Southampton, England and then returned to New York on the SS President Roosevelt.
Jeff Ballard, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0028.
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