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1935. First Edition . Signed. (EARHART, Amelia) WASHBURN, Joe. Photograph signed. Burbank, California, 1935. Vintage gelatin silver print (8 by 10 inches), signed on the recto; matted and framed, entire piece measures 15 by 18 inches. $7800.Vintage gelatin silver photographic print of Amelia Earhart standing in front of her Lockheed Vega airplane, signed by her.Amelia Earhart recorded a number of firsts in her extraordinary aviation career: she was the first person, man or woman, to fly solo from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland, Honolulu to Oakland. She was the first woman to fly the Atlantic in a plane (1928); the second person, and the first woman, to fly solo across the Atlantic (1932); and the first woman to fly solo across the continental U.S. This photograph of Earhart standing in front of her Lockheed Vega airplane was taken in 1935 while her plane was being repaired at Lockheed Aircraft. Officials at Lockheed asked Earhart, to pose for some publicity photographs. Earhart agreed, and Lockheed assigned Joe Washburn, their best photographer, to take the pictures, which have become iconic: one was used on the Amelia Earhart stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service. Tiny closed tear along left side of photograph. Fine condition.
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