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Amelia Earhart

Date Sunday, July 18, 1937
Dimensions Image: 19 15/16 x 14 5/8 in. (50.6 x 37.1 cm)
Paper: 21 15/16 x 15 9/16 in. (55.7 x 39.5 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gravure

"She was not afraid!" reads the ink inscription on this newspaper rotogravure that ran after Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappeared. Many of Earhart's fans, especially female ones, collected images of her and wrote moving letters to Earhart's mother about the flyer's impact on their lives.

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Museum Purchase, 2006

Feedback Accession No. 2006.18.1