Amelia Earhart: World's Premiere Aviatrix
George Palmer Putnam organized an extensive and sometimes grueling tour of speaking engagements across the country for Amelia Earhart. These lectures, which usually paid about $250, provided income as well as continued exposure for the aviator. During these talks, Earhart would publicize her latest book or flight and would also discuss topics such as women's issues and the importance of aviation.
The front of this flyer reproduces Ben Pinchot's studio portrait of the aviator in a velvet dress, pearls, and her honorary major's pin. The back pairs this image with one of Earhart clad in her flying suit, standing on her plane before the historic 1932 solo flight across the Atlantic.
Museum Purchase, 2006