Harriet Quimby

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Title

Harriet Quimby

Subject

Women air pilots -- United States

Description

Harriet Quimby wearing her purple satin flying suit. On August 1, 1911, Quimby was the first woman to receive a pilot's license in the United States. The next year, on April 16, 1912, she was the first woman to fly the English Channel solo.

Photo and negative courtesy of Mr. Walt Kimotec.

Creator

IWASM

Source

IWASM Original Photo Collection, International Women's Air and Space Museum

Date

ca. 1911-1912

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

Identifier

Original Photo No. 162

Citation

IWASM, “Harriet Quimby,” International Women's Air & Space Museum, accessed February 24, 2024, https://iwasm.omeka.net/items/show/1382.