|Date||July 2, 1932|
|Location||New York United States|
|Dimensions||Overall: 15 1/8 x 11 7/16 x 1/16 in. (38.4 x 29.1 x 0.2 cm)|
With the 1932 flight, Amelia Earhart proved to herself and the public that she was a competent flyer and not just the passenger she had been in the 1928 Friendship crossing. "It always irked me that the weather conditions were such that I couldn't do any of the piloting the other time I flew across. I didn't know enough about piloting to risk it. I thought that this would make up for that." Although she was greeted with parades and receptions in 1928, Earhart felt she truly deserved all of the excitement in 1932.
This spread from the July 2, 1932, Mid-Week Pictorial covered Earhart's ticker tape parade and adoring reception in New York City. For these public appearances, Earhart wore dresses or skirts (but none of the hats deemed "public menace[s]" and "cataclysms" by George Palmer Putnam) rather than flight clothes.
Museum Purchase, 2006