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This is an informal photograph of Amelia Earhart, 1897-1937. She is seated between two women on a parade float in Atchison, Kansas. The two women may be Barbara and Lorraine Hellener, daughters of the City Manager, Earl Hellener. Also visible are the float's driver, spectators, and parked automobiles along the city street. A native of Atchison, Earhart spoke at Memorial Hall to a crowd of 3,500 people during her visit. The parade was June 7, 1935.
Date: June 7, 1935
This photograph can be used to discuss the importance of Amelia Earhart to aviation history, Kansas history, and women's history.
Item Number: 616
Call Number: B Earhart, Amelia *6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 616
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Pilots
Collections - Photograph
Community Life - Events and Celebrations - Parades
Curriculum - 4th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Individuals and developments (Benchmark 1) - Notable Kansans (Indicator 1)
Date - 1930s - 1935
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - Notable Kansans - Earhart, Amelia 1897-1937
People - Women
Places - Cities and towns - Atchison
Places - Counties - Atchison
Thematic Time Period - Great Depression and Dust Bowl, 1929-1941
Transportation - Air Travel
Type of Material - Photographs