Bundled Ruth Nichols and a Crosley Radio Plane

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Title

Bundled Ruth Nichols and a Crosley Radio Plane

Subject

Women air pilots -- United States

Description

Aviation pioneer and multiple record breaker Ruth Nichols stands in front of a Crosley Radio Plane. Brothers Prowel Jr. and Lewis Crosley, founders of Crosley Radio, were inventors who were responsible for the first airplane radio broadcast in 1930s. Nichols wears a fur-lined, heavy jumpsuit. A similar photograph with the same plane exists in which Nichols is wearing a classic 1930s hat and long leather coat.

Photograph by H. A. Schoenhals Photography, 1 Newark Ave., Jersey City, New Jersey.

Creator

IWASM

Source

Ruth Nichols Photograph Collection, International Women's Air and Space Museum

Date

ca. 1930s

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

Photo No. RN29

Citation

IWASM, “Bundled Ruth Nichols and a Crosley Radio Plane,” International Women's Air & Space Museum, accessed May 23, 2022, https://iwasm.omeka.net/items/show/1570.

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