Ruth Law and Doris Hayes Photograph and Certificate

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1996.0021
Creators:
Law, Ruth
Dates:
bulk 1916
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a photograph of aviator Ruth Law and her passenger Doris Hayes sitting in Law's aircraft. There is also a "Certificate of Flight," signed by Law, which certifies that Hayes was her passenger in Seabreeze, Florida, on February 21, 1916.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ruth Law (1891-1970) was the first woman to loop the loop, the first person to fly a plane at night and a one-time holder of the Chicago to New York aerial speed record. After World War I, Law was active in the "Ruth Law Flying Circus," a three-plane troupe that traveled to state and county fairs. Her husband, Charles Oliver, persuaded her to retire from flying to "home and hearth" in 1922.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Hugh A. MacLean, Gift, 1996

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Ruth Law and Doris Hayes Photograph and Certificate, Accession 1996-0021, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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