|Date||Monday, June 4, 1928|
|Dimensions||Paper (Front page 1/2): 22 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. (57.2 x 45.1 cm)
Paper (Pages 3/4): 22 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. (57.2 x 45.1 cm)
Earhart was not exactly the "Boston Girl" trumpeted by the headlines. Born and raised in Kansas, the thirty-year-old had been a nurse in Toronto, a pre-med student at Columbia University, and a settlement worker at Denison House in Boston before becoming the first woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane.
On this front page of the New York Times, Amelia Earhart is presented in a pictorial convention that was followed throughout her career: a before-and-after spread with an image of Earhart in a school-girlish dress paired with a picture of the flyer in a leather jacket, trousers, and boots. The image on the left is from the "Lady Lindy" series by photographer Jake Coolidge.
Museum Purchase, 2006