Amelia Earhart Photographs [Pittenger]
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0037
Creators:
Pittenger, Samuel B.
Dates:
June 2, 1937
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
6 photographs
Repository:
This accession consists of six original photographs of Amelia Earhart, Fred Noonan, and her Lockheed Model 10-E Electra (NR16020) taken during a refueling stop at Caripito, Venezuela, on June 2, 1937, during Earhart's attempted around-the-world flight.
This collection is in English.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This accession consists of six original photographs of Amelia Earhart, Fred Noonan, and her Lockheed Model 10-E Electra (NR16020) taken during a refueling stop at Caripito, Venezuela, on June 2, 1937, during Earhart's attempted around-the-world flight. These candid photographs, which are black and white and measure approximately 2.75 x 4.5 inches apiece, were taken by Samuel B. Pittenger and were signed and dated by him on the reverse of each print.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) in 1928 was the first woman to fly (as a passenger) across the Atlantic, and in 1932 the first woman (and second person, after Charles Lindbergh) to fly solo and nonstop across that ocean. She flew many record flights, published several books, and accomplished much for women in aviation before attempting, on June 1, 1937, an around-the-world flight from Miami, Florida, in a twin-engine Lockheed Electra. She and navigator Frederick J. Noonan were flying from Lae, New Guinea, to Howland Island when they disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937. An exhaustive sea and air search, ordered by President Franklin Roosevelt, was unsuccessful in locating Earhart and Noonan.

Administration
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Edmund J. Dickinson, Gift, 1986, NASM.1986.0037.
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2021.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Amelia Earhart Photographs [Pittenger], NASM.1986.0037, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women air pilots Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, Earhart Aircraft (NR16020) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Noonan, Frederick Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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