Ruth Nichols Early Portrait

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Title

Ruth Nichols Early Portrait

Subject

Women air pilots -- United States

Description

Possibly from her teen years or early twenties, this portrait of the soon-to-be famed aviatrix shows a pretty Ruth Nichols wearing a thin, white necklace and staring off to the right. On the back of the photograph is a list of self-criticism, such as “cheeks not high enough” and “nose too long.” This low self esteem followed her despite her long list of successes. In 1960, Nichols sadly committed suicide.

Creator

IWASM

Source

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

Date

ca. 1920s

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. RN27

Citation

IWASM, “Ruth Nichols Early Portrait,” International Women's Air & Space Museum, accessed October 16, 2019, https://iwasm.omeka.net/items/show/1588.

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