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Black and white photograph of Martha Ann Reading (laying under wing) and Geraldine "Jerri" Sloan Truhill (squatting next to plane) working on their plane before the 1958 All-Woman Transcontinental Air Race, also known as the Powder Puff…

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Black and white photograph of Jackie Cochran, wearing trousers and suit blazer with a lapel pin visible, standing in front of the propeller of her Staggerwing Beech plane. The engine has flowers draped over it. Jackie is holding something in her left…

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Black and white photograph of Martha Ann Reading (right) and Jerri Truhill seated in the cockpit of their plane after the Dallas Doll Derby. Jerri is reaching out and lifting up her son David, who has his back to the camera.

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Black and white photograph of Ruth Elder at Paul Cox Airfield in Terre Haute, IN during the 1929 National Women's Air Derby. Wearing light-colored overalls and flight helmet, she stands in a field with a biplane to the left of the frame. Also near…

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Black and white photograph of a group of people standing around a biplane, with one wing of a second plane visible on the right side of the frame. Standing in the center is a man in a suit and a woman wearing a skirt and hat, huddled together looking…

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Thea Rasche (left) and Ruth Elder (right) standing at the Paul Cox Airfield in Terre Haute, Indiana on August 25, 1929. They are standing in front of Rasche’s Gypsy Moth #61. The first Women's Air Derby, also called the Powder Puff Derby, took place…

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Black and white photograph of Ruth Elder, wearing white short-sleeve coveralls, smiling at the camera with her hand on her hip. In the background are several biplanes and people in coveralls. Caption on the back of the photograph reads "Three cheers…

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Ruth Elder and Vera Dawn Walker’s planes at Paul Cox Airfield in Terre Haute, Indiana on August 25th during the 1929 Women's Air Derby. The foreground plane, No. 66, Swallow J-5, was flown by Ruth Elder. The other, No. 113, Curtiss Robin Challenger,…

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Black and white photograph of Louise Thaden in her Travel Air plane arriving in Cleveland after her win at the Women's Transcontinental Air Derby. She is seated in the cockpit of the plane and is waving to the crowd. A crew of Sohio mechanics are…

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Black and white photograph of Louise Thaden wearing jodhpurs, striped buttoned blouse, and standing in front of her plane nose. Her plane has flowers around the propeller. She has her left hand in her pants pocket and her right hand on her plane. The…

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Black and white photograph of Mary Haizlip wearing white coveralls, flight helmet, and goggles, sitting in her cockpit waving with her left arm.

Caption on the back of the photo reads "Mary in her American Eagle, ready for the 1929 First Women's…

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Sepia-toned photograph of Helen MacCloskey (left) and Helen Richey (right), seated on a plane. MacCloskey is wearing a skirt/dress with a ribbon pinned to her; Richey is wearing trousers and a sweater.

Caption on the back of the photo reads "Wash.…

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Black and white photograph of the wreckage of Marvel Crosson's plane in Arizona. Crosson fatally crashed while participating in the 1929 Women's Transcontinental Air Derby.

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Black and white photograph of 14 women standing on a stage with a banner behind them reading "Welcome Powder Puff Derby Contestants 1966." In the center right under the "1966" stands Bernice Steadman, holding her 1st place trophy.

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Sepia-toned photograph of Teddy Kenyon holding a bowl-shaped trophy in her hand. She is wearing light-colored clothing and is standing in front of her plane. The trophy was awarded to Kenyon for winning first prize in the 1933 National Champion…

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'Black and white photograph of Bernice "B" Steadman standing in front of a brick mantel with trophies on display. She is wearing a suit jacket, turtleneck, and glasses and has one hand on the mantel.

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