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Ruth Nichols standing in front of her plane, wearing a fur flight suit by Akita. This picture was taken before her world altitude record flight.

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The famous, record breaking aviatrix, Ruth Nichols sits in white on the rear wing of this airplane. The jumpsuit clad men appear to be working on the plane's mechanics.

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Aviation pioneer and multiple record breaker Ruth Nichols stands in front of a Crosley Radio Plane in a classic 1930s hat and long leather coat. Prowel Jr. and Lewis Crosley were inventors who were responsible for the first airplane radio broadcast…

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Ruth Nichols sits high in the cockpit of a white Crosley Radio Plane before her attempt be the first woman to cross the Atlantic. She started on June 22, 1931 at the Floyd Bennet Airport in New York. Unfortunately her flight was short lived. Later…

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Ruth Nichols shows off of her impressive pile of luggage as she stands in front of a plane, presumably about to take off. On the back of the photograph is written "All of this luggage went into the poor fledgling."

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In this photograph negative Ruth Nichols shows off of her impressive pile of luggage as she stands in front of a plane, presumably about to take off. On the back of the photograph is written "All of this luggage went into the poor fledgling."

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Found within the IWASM collection of Ruth Nichols Photograph Collection is this postcard of a mysterious unknown man in glasses named Ivan Mauni. Handwritten, cryptic messages written in Latin appear under the man's picture: Inventus, meaning found…

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Famous female pilot Ruth Nichols poses for a photograph with her arm around a little girl. Behind them sits a Curtiss aircraft.

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A plane, most likely one piloted by well-known aviatrix Ruth Nichols, is visible past a chain-link fence. Mechanics seem to be working on and around the aircraft.

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On 29 December 1931, successful aviatrix Nichols became the first woman to work for a commercial passenger airline as a pilot. She stands in her uniform here.
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