Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Pennant for Pacific Flight: Amelia Earhart

Just looking at this textiles again. Images I took in the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC. It was given to Amelia Earhart by the SWG (Society of Women Geographers) on her solo, nonstop flight from Honolulu to Oakland in 1935. It's made with linen and cotton.

"With that flight Earhart became the first person to fly solo and nonstop from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland. It was her first major flight that neither a man nor a woman had accomplished. It cemented her place as the most famous female aviator in the world."

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