Lot #535
Amelia Earhart

Stunning portrait of the would-be circumnavigator and her predecessor at Union Terminal
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Description

Stunning portrait of the would-be circumnavigator and her predecessor at Union Terminal

Exceptional pearl-finish 11 x 8.5 photo of Earhart with famed aviator Wiley Post looking at a plane engine at Union Air Terminal in Burbank, California, signed in fountain pen by Earhart. In fine condition. Many aviation pioneers used Union Terminal, particularly those connected with nearby Lockheed Aircraft Company, such as Earhart, Post, and Charles Lindbergh. Earhart lived near the Burbank airport and it is where she honed her flying skills and worked with Lockheed to refine her aircraft. It was alsowhere she departed from on May 21, 1937, in her Lockheed Vega to begin her ill-fated attempt to become the first woman to complete a solo flight around the world—a feat which Post had been the first person to achieve in 1933. An exceptionally desirable image with multiple connections to aviation history. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #436 - Ended September 10, 2014





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