IWASM Photo Archives


IWASM Photo Archives


Women Airforce Service Pilots
Woman in Space Program
Powder Puff Derby


The IWASM Photo Archives include photographs from multiple special collections, donors, and contributors. It encompasses nearly 100 years of aviation and space history, including photographs of early aviators

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Photograph Collection of The International Women's Air & Space Museum.


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Collection Items

Katharine Wright at the White House with President William Howard Taft
Eleven people at the White House. From left to right, the first four people are unidentified. Fifth from the left is Wilbur Wright and President William Howard Taft is next to Wilbur. Orville Wright is on the other side of President Taft with…

Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes
Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes standing in front of a small aircraft in her flying attire.

Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes
Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes standing next to a plane.

Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes
A portrait of Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes.

Pancho Around the Piano at Her Ranch
Test pilot Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes stands in front of a piano surrounded by friends at her ranch in Antelope Valley in southern California. The dude ranch, called the Happy Bottom Riding Club, hosted many of her fellow Hollywood test pilots,…

Portrait of Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes
A portrait of Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes.

Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes at Happy Bottom Riding Ranch
Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes,standing behind the bar of her ranch talking to a guest. She was a record breaking aviatrix, stunt pilot, and member of the Ninety-Nines. In 1935 she bought land in southern California's Antelope Valley where she built…

Blanche Stuart Scott and Jimmy Stewart
Jimmy Stewart, playing Charles Lindberg in the film "Spirit of St. Louis," talks to former female aviator and script writer Blanche Stuart Scott.

Matilde E. Moisant
Mitilde E. Moisant was the second woman to get a pilot's license in the United States. The same year she learned to fly Moisant broke the women's altitude record.

Photo courtesy of Mr. Walter Kimoteck

Blanche Stuart Scott and Jimmy Stewart
Scriptwriter and the United States' first aviatrix Blanche Stuart Scott sits talking to actor and former Air Force Major General James Stewart on the set of "Spirit of St. Louis." Stewart played Charles Lindbergh in the film. Blanche was Jimmy's…

Cecil "Teddy" Kenyon
Cecil "Teddy" Kenyon is pictured holding her trophy after winning first prize in the 1933 National Champion Sportsman Aviation Event in Roosevelt Field, New York. Kenyon beat thirty-nine others, the majority men.

Mary Bailey
British aviatrix Lady Mary Bailey stands on the lower wing of a plane talking to a person below her in a photograph by the International Newsreel in New York, New York.

Lady Mary Heath
Irish aviatrix Mary Heath stands in front of a plane in Ireland.

Back caption reads:

Lady Mary Heath
License # 5333

Nancy Bird Walton and Peggy McKillop
From left to right, Nancy Bird Walton, Peggy McKillop, and an unidentified passenger in New South Wales, Australia in 1935. Walton and McKillop were the first female barnstormers in Australia. Walton called it the first Ladies Flying Tour of…

Fanny Godard
A reproduction of a photograph from the Musee de L’air N’ of balloonist Fanny Godard holding a sandbag in a balloon at the Paris Trivoli Gardens in France.

This photograph is a reproduction document from the Musee de L'air N'.

Sophie M. Blanchard-Armant
A reproduction of an illustration from the Musee de L’air N’ of French balloonist Sophie M. Blanchard-Armant.

This photograph is a reproduction document from the Musee de L'air N'.

Kyung O. Kim
The only woman flyer in Korean Air Force, Kyung O. Kim is seen standing in front of her plane in 1972.

Photograph by Denis Renningers.

Thea Rasche
German aviatrix Thea Rasche sits in the cockpit of a plane holding an award.

Caption on the back of the photograph reads:

Thea Rasche
License #6700

Anesia Machado's First Pilot License
Shown here is Anesia Machado's first pilot license that she acquired in Brazil in 1922. She later also obtained a United States pilot license in 1943. Caption on the back of this photograph:

My first license
#77 FAI
April 9, 1922

Rosetta Zimmerman
Rosetta Zimmerman standing next to a plane.

Cecil "Teddy" Kenyon
Cecil "Teddy" Kenyon wearing a pilots uniform for a promotional photo for the 1939 movie, "Tail Spin."

Dot Lemon
Dot Lemon pictured in her North American AT-6 Racer.

Becky Center
Shown here is avatrix Becky Center of Dayton, Ohio.

Helen Richey in Her Air Transit Authority Uniform
A signed portrait of Helen Richey in her Air Transit Authority (ATA) uniform.
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