Women air pilots -- United States
Aviatrix Louise Thaden was the winner of the first Powder Puff Derby (then called the Women's Air Derby) in 1929, and the first winner of the Bendix Trophy in 1936. Here she stands holding her victory wreath earned after arriving first to Cleveland, Ohio after the Women's Air Derby.
From the collection of Richard Howe
Heidi Fearing/Kimberly Cole
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Original Photo No. 426
IWASM, “Louise Thaden,” International Women's Air & Space Museum, accessed December 16, 2018, https://iwasm.omeka.net/items/show/1476.