AMELIA M. EARHART - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1932 CO-SIGNED BY: OSA H. JOHNSON, ROY CHAPMAN ANDREWS, CARVETH WELLS - HFSID 86841
AMELIA EARHART and OTHERS Program from the Explorers Club signed by the explorers Program signed: "Amelia Earhart", "Osa Johnson", "Roy Chapman Andrews" and "Carveth Wells", who has drawn an elephant, 4p, 5x6¾.
Sale Price $1,920.00
AMELIA EARHART and OTHERS
Program from the Explorers Club signed by the explorers
Program signed: "Amelia Earhart", "Osa Johnson", "Roy Chapman Andrews" and "Carveth Wells", who has drawn an elephant, 4p, 5x6¾. Earhart's signature is in ink, other signatures in pencil. Explorers Club, Ladies Night, 1932 November 7. Picturing a drawing of Earhart with a kitten on the cover. The program includes a biography of Earhart, in part: "First woman to fly the Atlantic, as one of the crew of three on the FRIENDSHIP, the tri-motor Fokker, in 1928. First woman to fly the Atlantic solo June, 1932. (Amelia Earhart and Lindbergh alone have made eastward solo flights and Mollinson the Western flight) First woman to make a non-stop trans-continental flight, September, 1932, which also set long distance flight record (2400 miles) for a woman. Time from Los Angeles to Newark about 19½ hours...." Lightly creased and soiled. 1¼-inch horizontal tears at blank margins of front and back cover have been repaired with tape. Overall, fine condition. Accompanied by a tattered 4½x6 sheet, written in unknown hand by someone present: "Amelia Earhart gave a kitten to the new Club house - anointed (sic) its paws with oil 'to keep it from straying.' Got a bit of oil on her beige dress and when she sat down, I heard her husband Putnam chide her for it." Fragile, chipped and torn. AMELIA EARHART's husband was GEORGE P. PUTNAM, whom she had married in 1931. In the 1930s, pilot-photographers OSA JOHNSON and her husband Martin Johnson delighted audiences in theaters with films of their aerial safaris throughout Africa and Borneo. Naturalist and paleontologist ROY CHAPMAN ANDREWS, Chief of the Asiatic Exploration Division of the American Museum of Natural History, was best known for his discovery of previously unknown Asiatic fossils. CARVETH WELLS was an explorer, world traveler, author and radio commentator. Two items.
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