Image description: Amelia Earhart’s Pilot License, issued May 16, 1923. Earhart achieved international celebrity as the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane in 1928. Seventy five years ago, she and a co-pilot disappeared during a flight over the Pacific.
Timed to coincide with her disappearance, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery is presenting an exhibition of portraits of Earhart through May 27, 2013.
Image courtesy of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Object on loan from the 99’s Museum of Women Pilots, Oklahoma City, OK.
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