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The New York Times

[Photo story illustrating the latest headlines in aviation and the news about Amelia Earhart's transatlantic flight]

Date July 1, 1928
Dimensions Paper: 22 7/16 x 16 3/8 in. (57 x 41.6 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gravure

Near the end of the Atlantic flight, the Friendship began to run out of fuel, and Wilmer Stultz landed the plane in Burry Port, Wales, rather than in Southampton as planned. Due to the lack of commotion caused by the landing, no one came to meet Amelia Earhart and the crew for over an hour. They were eagerly greeted in Southampton the following day by thousands of onlookers, including the female mayor of the city and Amy and Frederick Guest, who wanted to catch a glimpse of the first woman to cross the Atlantic.
The New York Times continues the convention of reproducing two contrasting images of Earhart, one in flying gear and one in "women's wear." "The changes London made in a famous aviator: Miss Amelia Earhart, who arrived in her flying suit and helmet, appeared for the first of the celebrations in her honor dressed in 'mufti.'" In this case, her civilian clothes were ill fitting because they were borrowed. Demonstrating her modesty, Earhart traveled in boots, breeches, a leather jacket, sweater, and a silk aviator's scarf; she did not bring a dress.

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Museum Purchase, 2006

Feedback Accession No. 2006.18.12