Amelia Earhart in Beech-Nut Autogiro

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Title

Amelia Earhart in Beech-Nut Autogiro

Subject

Adventurers
Explorers
Amelia Earhart
Famous aviator

Description

In May 1931, Earhart took off from Newark, NJ on her first transcontinental autogiro tour. The autogiro craft in which she flew was ordered specially for the aviatrix by the Beech-Nut Packing Company to promote their chewing gum. The autogiro was a relatively new aviation design that many at the time believed to be dangerous.

The coveralls Amelia is wearing in this picture were donated to IWASM in 1971. They were donated to the Ninety-Nines by Lauretta Schimmoler, who had received them from Margot DeCarie, Amelia's personal secretary. Earhart had designed the coveralls herself.

Creator

IWSAM

Source

Margot DeCarie Collection, International Women's Air & Space Museum
Publisher

Date

1931

Contributor

Heidi Fearing

Rights

Online access is provided for research purposes only. For rights and reproduction requests contact the International Women's Air & Space Museum at info@iwasm.org

Coverage

Pitcairn Field, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

Citation

IWSAM, “Amelia Earhart in Beech-Nut Autogiro,” International Women's Air & Space Museum, accessed November 14, 2018, https://iwasm.omeka.net/items/show/1241.

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