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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart
Date: June 7, 1935
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.


Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart
Date: 1932
Portrait of Amelia Earhart, 1897-1939, American aviation pioneer, at the age of 35. Earhart, a native of Atchison, Kansas, was the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean and to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross.


Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart
Date: June 7, 1935
This photograph shows aviator Amelia Earhart on a parade float at a homecoming parade in Atchison, Kansas. A native of Atchison, Kansas, Earhart spoke at Memorial Hall to a crowd of 3,500 people during her visit. Earhart set a record flying solo across the Atlantic in her Lockheed Vega. She made the 14-hour, 56-minute flight from Newfoundland to Ireland in May 1932. Earlier, she had been the first woman to cross the Atlantic as a passenger in a plane.


Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart
Date: 1921
This is an informal photograph of pilot Amelia Earhart after her first solo flight in 1921. The image was copied from "Soaring Wings," which was written by her husband, George P. Putnam, and published in 1939 by Harcourt, Brace & Co. after her presumed death.


Amelia Earhart and Laura Ingalls

Amelia Earhart and Laura Ingalls
Date: August 19, 1935
This photograph shows Amelia Earhart Putnam and Laura Houghtaling Ingalls, descending from a TWA "Sky Chief" airplane that stopped briefly at the municipal airport in Wichita, Kansas. The two female aviators were headed for Los Angeles, California.


Amelia Earhart as a nurses' aid

Amelia Earhart as a nurses' aid
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This is a photograph of Amelia Earhart as a nurses' aid in Canada.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company skyway aircraft

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company skyway aircraft
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1948 and 1952
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Skyway, Inc. aircraft and pilots. Visible is a worker either loading or unloading crates from the aircraft. The DC-4 reconverted plane was equipped with four Pratt & Whitney engines, each capable of generating 1450 horsepower at takeoff. Radio and flight equipment included automatic direction finder units, two-way high frequency communications and two-way very high frequency transmission and receiving units, an auxiliary range receiver used in conjunction with a fixed loop antenna for anti-static purposes and a glide path and runway localizer receivers of high frequency.


Glenn L. Martin and his 1912 model biplane

Glenn L. Martin and his 1912 model biplane
Date: Between 1912 and 1920
This is a photograph of Glenn L. Martin and his 1912 model biplane, which he used for barnstorming tours. For many years, Glenn lived in Salina, Kansas, and later attended Kansas Wesleyan University. The football stadium at Kansas Wesleyan is the Martin Stadium. He was involved in the aviation industry. He founded his own aircraft company in 1912 which, through several mergers, was amalgamated into the Lockheed Martin company.


Orville F. Newton with an airplane

Orville F. Newton with an airplane
Date: Between 1930 and 1935
Here are three photographs of Orville F. Newton with an airplane (biplane). He was born in Clay Center but, later, his family moved to Topeka, Kansas.


Philip Billard

Philip Billard
Date: Between 1914 and 1918
An informal portrait of pilot Philip Billard, 1891-1918, and a biplane. A native of Topeka, Kansas, Billard (born Louis Philip Billard) was well known in the Topeka area for his flying skills in the early days of aviation. When the U. S. entered World War I, Billard volunteered for service in the United States Army as a pilot. He was stationed in France, and assigned the dangerous duty of test pilot. On July 24, 1918, Philip Billard was killed when the DeHaviland 4 aircraft he was testing crashed. In 1938, his older brother, Robert T. Billard, donated Philip's own Longren No. 5 biplane to the Kansas State Historical Society. The biplane had been built by Topeka-based aircraft manufacturer, Albin K. Longren, and stored in the Billard family's garage for two decades following Philip's death. In 1940, the Philip Billard Airport in Topeka, Kansas, was dedicated to his memory.


Ron Evans

Ron Evans
Date: Between 1971 and 1972
A portrait of astronaut Ron Evans, 1933-1990, who commanded the pilot ship during the flight of Apollo 17 to the moon in December 1972. Born in St. Francis, Kansas, Evans graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1956, and a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1964.


Roy Mahon and Ralph Stum

Roy Mahon and Ralph Stum
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows pilot Roy Mahon, to the left, speaking with Ness County Weed Supervisor Ralph Stum about crop dusting.


Wright Brothers Exhibition, Pittsburg, Kansas

Wright Brothers Exhibition, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: 1910
This colored postcard is promoting the extraordinary exhibition of the Wright Brothers aeroplanes in Pittsburg, Kansas. The four day celebration included a gigantic firework display by the Auspices Commercial Club.


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