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March 23, 2015

30 Vintage Photos of Famous Aviator Amelia Earhart From the 1920s and 1930s

Amelia Earhart (July 24, 1897 – July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment.

She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

In 1935 Earhart became a visiting faculty member at Purdue University as an advisor to aeronautical engineering and a career counselor to women students. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.

During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.

Amelia Earhart, c.1928.

Amelia Earhart, Los Angeles, 1928.

Earhart and Putnam in 1931.

Studio portrait of Amelia Earhart, c. 1932.

Amelia Earhart of transatlantic fame is received by President Coolidge. She is shown in this photograph with Porter S. Adams, President of the National Aeronautic Association, November 2, 1928.

Carl Spaatz and Amelia Earhart posed with seven other people, between ca. 1928 and 1937.

Herbert Hoover presenting the National Geographic Society medal to Amelia Earhart; with Dr. Gilbert Grosvenor, at left. White House, Washington, D.C., June 21, 1932.

Amelia Earhart standing with Mayor James Walker of New York, c.1932.

Amelia Earhart, 1932.

Amelia Earhart, 1932.

Amelia Earhart, 1932.

Herbert Hoover and Amelia Earhart, at White House, Washington, D.C., 1932.

Amelia Earhart, 1932.

Amelia Earhart, center. White House, Washington, D.C., c.1932-1933.

Amelia Earhart, 1935.

Royal S. Copeland and Amelia Earhart, 1936.

Amelia Earhart, 1936.

Royal S. Copeland and Amelia Earhart, 1936.

Amelia Earhart in airplane, 1936.

Amelia Earhart and Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt photographed as they approached the National Geographic Society where the conquorer of the Atlantic and the pacific by air addressed the members, 1935.

Amelia Earhart in front of an airplane in the 1930s.

Amelia Earhart stands in front of her bi-plane called 'Friendship' in Newfoundland, June 14, 1928.

An undated file photo shows Amelia Earhart.

Amelia Earhart smiles upon arriving in London, England, May 22, 1932.

Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan on their stopover in Brazil on round the world attempt.

Amelia Earhart waves from the Electra before taking off from Los Angeles, Ca., March 10, 1937.

An undated 1930's file photo shows US aviator Amelia Earhart looking through the cockpit window of an aircraft in Essonne, France.

Photograph showing Amelia Earhart sitting in the cockpit of an Electra airplane, 1937.



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