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Amelia Earhart (1897 - 1937)

Amelia Earhart took her first plane ride in 1920 and promptly wanted to become a pilot herself. Not only did she achieve her aim but also did she set several aviation records such as being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic (as a passenger), in 1928 and the second person to fly solo across the Atlantic, in 1932. When she first appeared to the media and public, she was mocked for her boyish disheveled appearance she emphasized with masculine tailored trousers, leather coats and her leather helmet and goggles replaced by scarves on land: she earned the nickname ‘Lindy - as a reference to Charles Lindbergh - in drag’. Amelia Earhart even launched a brand marketed for ‘the woman who lives actively’ that unfortunately gained no success because of the Great Depression. Her tragic and mysterious disappearance during her attempt to fly around the world, in 1937, completed to establish the aviatrix as a legend. A role model and a fashion icon, she enhanced the androgynous look praised by such celebrities Katherine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich who also happened to appear on screen as aviators.

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George Palmer Putnam Jr., Amelia Earhart and Harold Pitcairn, the airplane designer, 1931
George Palmer Putnam Jr., Amelia Earhart and Harold Pitcairn, the airplane designer, 1931
Amelia Earhart, 1935
Amelia Earhart, 1935
Amelia Earhart, 1937
Amelia Earhart, 1937
Amelia Earhart, New York, 1932
Amelia Earhart, New York, 1932
Amelia Earhart by Edward Steichen, 1931
Amelia Earhart by Edward Steichen, 1931
Amelia Earhart, 1932
Amelia Earhart, 1932
Amelia Earhart in Derry, Ireland, 1930s
Amelia Earhart in Derry, Ireland, 1930s
Amelia Earhart and George Palmer Putnam, 1930s
Amelia Earhart and George Palmer Putnam, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan, 1937
Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan, 1937
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart and her husband George Putnam, 1930s
Amelia Earhart and her husband George Putnam, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1928
Amelia Earhart, 1928
Fred Noonan, Amelia Earhart, Albert Paul Mantz and Harry Manning, 1937
Fred Noonan, Amelia Earhart, Albert Paul Mantz and Harry Manning, 1937
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1928
Amelia Earhart, 1928
Paul Mantz, Amelia Earhart and Marshall Headle, 1930s
Paul Mantz, Amelia Earhart and Marshall Headle, 1930s
Amelia Earhart and Don Terry, 1930s
Amelia Earhart and Don Terry, 1930s
Amelia Earhart Arrives at Grand Central Air Terminal, May 1931
Amelia Earhart Arrives at Grand Central Air Terminal, May 1931
Amelia Earhart and Helene Maddux at Grand Central Air Terminal, circa 1930
Amelia Earhart and Helene Maddux at Grand Central Air Terminal, circa 1930
Mayor Malcolm Nichols presenting bouquet of roses to Amelia Earhart, 1928
Mayor Malcolm Nichols presenting bouquet of roses to Amelia Earhart, 1928
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones in old plane, 1932
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones in old plane, 1932
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones, 1928
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones, 1928
Gov. Alvan Fuller presents Amelia Earhart with a bouquet of roses, at the State House by Leslie Jones, 1928
Gov. Alvan Fuller presents Amelia Earhart with a bouquet of roses, at the State House by Leslie Jones, 1928
Amelia Earhart arrives at East Boston Airport in Ford Trimotor, 1927
Amelia Earhart arrives at East Boston Airport in Ford Trimotor, 1927
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones, 1932
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones, 1932
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones, 1932
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones, 1932
Amelia Earhart's first flight at East Boston Airport after being the first woman to fly the Atlantic in the Fokker Friendship plane by Leslie Jones, 1929
Amelia Earhart's first flight at East Boston Airport after being the first woman to fly the Atlantic in the Fokker Friendship plane by Leslie Jones, 1929
The Friendship fliers get a big celebration at Medford, MA, Amelia Earhart's hometown by Leslie Jones, 1928
The Friendship fliers get a big celebration at Medford, MA, Amelia Earhart's hometown by Leslie Jones, 1928
Miss Amelia Earhart and Mayor Edward Larkin of Medford, MA leaving the Ritz-Carlton Hotel by Leslie Jones, 1928
Miss Amelia Earhart and Mayor Edward Larkin of Medford, MA leaving the Ritz-Carlton Hotel by Leslie Jones, 1928
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones, 1932
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones, 1932
Amelia Earhart and fliers at East Boston Airport by Leslie Jones, 1932
Amelia Earhart and fliers at East Boston Airport by Leslie Jones, 1932
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones, 1932
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones, 1932
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones, 1932
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones, 1932
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones, 1932
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones, 1932
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones, 1932
Amelia Earhart by Leslie Jones, 1932
Amelia Earhart and friendship fliers at Parkman Bandstand by Leslie Jones, 1928
Amelia Earhart and friendship fliers at Parkman Bandstand by Leslie Jones, 1928
Amelia Earhart, 1936
Amelia Earhart, 1936
Amelia Earhart with the Lockheed Electra, 1936
Amelia Earhart with the Lockheed Electra, 1936
Amelia Earhart 1932
Amelia Earhart 1932
Amelia Earhart with her Lockheed Model 10E Electra, NR16020, Burbank, California, 1937
Amelia Earhart with her Lockheed Model 10E Electra, NR16020, Burbank, California, 1937
Amelia Earhart, 1937
Amelia Earhart, 1937
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart and Harpo Marx, 1932
Amelia Earhart and Harpo Marx, 1932
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart discusses aeronautics with young students from Newark, New Jersey, 1933
Amelia Earhart discusses aeronautics with young students from Newark, New Jersey, 1933
Amelia Earhart and Duke Kahanamoku in Hawaii, 1935
Amelia Earhart and Duke Kahanamoku in Hawaii, 1935
Amelia Earhart, aviator, is shown here with her husband, George Palmer, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, aviator, is shown here with her husband, George Palmer, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1937
Amelia Earhart, 1937
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1937
Amelia Earhart, 1937
Amelia Earhart, 1936
Amelia Earhart, 1936
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart and Duke Kahanamoku in Hawaii, 1935
Amelia Earhart and Duke Kahanamoku in Hawaii, 1935
Amelia Earhart, being congratulated on her flight in a Lockeed Vega by Andrew Mellon, US ambassador to Britain, 1932
Amelia Earhart, being congratulated on her flight in a Lockeed Vega by Andrew Mellon, US ambassador to Britain, 1932
Charlie Short, Amelia Earhart, Bill Coleman, and Julian Q. Meyers, 1929
Charlie Short, Amelia Earhart, Bill Coleman, and Julian Q. Meyers, 1929
Amelia Earhart and Frederick Bonfils, 1931
Amelia Earhart and Frederick Bonfils, 1931
Amelia Earhart, 1928
Amelia Earhart, 1928
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1935
Amelia Earhart, 1935
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart by Edward Steichen, 1934
Amelia Earhart by Edward Steichen, 1934
Amelia Earhart by Edward Steichen, 1931
Amelia Earhart by Edward Steichen, 1931
Amelia Earhart by Edward Steichen, 1931
Amelia Earhart by Edward Steichen, 1931
Carl M. Dunrud and Amelia Earhart, 1934
Carl M. Dunrud and Amelia Earhart, 1934
Carl M. Dunrud and Amelia Earhart, 1934
Carl M. Dunrud and Amelia Earhart, 1934
Amelia Earhart, 1935
Amelia Earhart, 1935
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
George Putman and Amelia Earhart, 1930s
George Putman and Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1930s
Amelia Earhart, 1934
Amelia Earhart, 1934
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