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Amelia Earhart

MacDonald, W. H.

A photograph of Amelia Earhart and George P. Putnum taken in Rye, New York. Putnam helped coordinate Earhart's 1928 trans-Atlantic flight and acted as her promoter following the flight. Earhart and Putnam married in 1931. Earhart disappeared in 1937 during her attempt to fly around the world.


Amelia Earhart

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.


Legless Andrews to Seat of G.A.R.

Andrews, Legless

Legless Andrews of Kansas City, Missouri, writes to the Kansas Department of the Grand Army of the Republic of Topeka, Kansas, concerning free attractions to be provided at the dedication ceremony of the Soldiers' Memorial Building in Topeka, May 27, 1914. Mr. Andrews describes himself as a legless airnaut [sic] and proposes to perform three balloon ascensions and parachute leaps for fifty dollars. He claims to be the only legless acrobat conducting such performances. This letter is significant for its documentation of the social history of disabled persons in the early twentieth century.


Clyde Cessna

This photograph shows a group of men including Clyde Cessna (4th from left) posing with the first plane built in Wichita. The image includes a description that reads "a part of the Beaver Boosters, Okla [Oklahoma]."


L. W. Halbe collection

Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Dr. John R. Brinkley and friends

Photograph of Dr. John R. Brinkley and others identified, from left to right, as Dr. Horatio Osborn, his wife Margueute and baby Myrna Lea, and Minnie Brinkley.

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