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Unidentified Photographer

[Amelia Earhart, Philadelphia]

Date December 15, 1930
Location Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States
Dimensions Image: 8 3/8 x 6 11/16 in. (21.3 x 17 cm)
Paper: 9 x 7 1/8 in. (22.9 x 18.1 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

Amelia Earhart was rarely pictured with an open-mouthed grin. This image, however, seems to exemplify her attitude toward flying, as well as the title of her second book, The Fun of It. Throughout her career, Earhart maintained that she flew, not for fame or fortune, but because she loved it.

Credit line

The LIFE Magazine Collection, 2005

Feedback Accession No. 1336.2005