Ruth Elder at the 1929 Women's Air Derby

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Title

Ruth Elder at the 1929 Women's Air Derby

Subject

Women air pilots -- United States

Description

The first Women's Air Derby, also called the Powder Puff Derby, took place between August 18 and August 27, 1929. The flight began in Santa Monica, California and ended in Cleveland, Ohio with some stops for rest and refueling in between. One of the nineteen contestants, Ruth Elder is seen standing at the Paul Cox Airfield in Terre Haute, Indiana on August 25, 1929, two days before the end of the race.

Creator

IWASM

Source

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

Publisher

Paul Black

Date

ca. 1929

Contributor

Heidi Fearing/Kimberly Cole

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. 602

Coverage

Terre Haute, Indiana

Citation

IWASM, “Ruth Elder at the 1929 Women's Air Derby,” International Women's Air & Space Museum, accessed December 16, 2018, https://iwasm.omeka.net/items/show/1513.

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