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Underwood & Underwood, active 1880 - c. 1950  Search this
Amelia Mary Earhart, 24 Jul 1897 - c. 2 Jul 1937  Search this
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, 11 Oct 1884 - 7 Nov 1962  Search this
Gelatin silver print
Image: 14.8 x 20.2 cm (5 13/16 x 7 15/16")
Sheet: 16.5 x 21.7 cm (6 1/2 x 8 9/16")
Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18")
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Mar 2, 1935
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After her second transatlantic flight, Earhart continued to set out on record-breaking trips. Only two months after returning to America in June 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the North American continent and back. She also found time for other projects, especially those that advanced women’s progress in society. During this period she became close friends with first lady Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962). The two women shared a similar sense of independence and supported each other’s causes. Inspired by Earhart’s example, Roosevelt wanted to obtain a pilot’s license, although her husband rejected the idea. Earhart was a frequent visitor to the White House and was likewise influenced by Roosevelt. She supported the first lady’s efforts to improve the lives of working women and joined her campaign to promote world peace.
Interior  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Fur  Search this
Costume\Stole\Fur  Search this
Amelia Mary Earhart: Female  Search this
Amelia Mary Earhart: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Female  Search this
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Literature\Writer  Search this
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist  Search this
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US  Search this
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Humanitarian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of George R. Rinhart, in memory of Joan Rinhart
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