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Amelia Earhart Christmas card

Amelia Earhart Christmas card
Date: 1933
Christmas card from Amelia Earhart and George Putnam. Printed in black on off-white colored paper. The donor's family knew Earhart and Putnam, and the couple stayed with the family when they visited the British Isles. Putnam and Earhart met in 1928 when the publisher contacted the aviatrix to ask her to become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger. They were married in 1931. Earhart disappeared over the Pacific during an attempted around-the-world flight on July 2, 1937.


Amelia Earhart Christmas card

Amelia Earhart Christmas card
Date: between 1931 and 1936
Christmas card from Amelia Earhart and George Putnam. Printed in black on off-white colored paper. The donor's family knew Earhart and Putnam, and the couple stayed with the family when they visited the British Isles. Putnam and Earhart met in 1928 when the publisher contacted the aviatrix to ask her to become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger. They were married in 1931. Earhart disappeared over the Pacific during an attempted around-the-world flight on July 2, 1937.


Amelia Earhart Christmas card

Amelia Earhart Christmas card
Date: between 1931 and 1936
Christmas card from Amelia Earhart and George Putnam. Printed in black on off-white colored paper. The donor's family knew Earhart and Putnam, and the couple stayed with the family when they visited the British Isles. Putnam and Earhart met in 1928 when the publisher contacted the aviatrix to ask her to become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger. They were married in 1931. Earhart disappeared over the Pacific during an attempted around-the-world flight on July 2, 1937.


Les Hannon video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Les Hannon video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Hannon, Les
Date: August 3, 2007
Les Hannon enlisted in 1941 in Britain's Royal Air Force and served until 1945. Interviewed by Nancy Porter on Aug 3, 2007, Hannon talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He came to the United States in 1963 and to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1973. He was born December 31, 1923, in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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