Amelia Earhart Photograph, 1933
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When Amelia Earhart moved with her husband, publisher George Palmer, to Harrison in 1931, she had already had the distinction of being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger. The year after she became a Westchester resident, she was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. To honor her historic flight, the town of Harrison erected a commemorative monument in Station Park.

In 1937 Earhart attempted to be the first woman to fly around the world. Unfortunately, somewhere over the Pacific Ocean on the last lap of the journey, her plane disappeared, and the mystery of what happened remains unsolved.

This photograph, of Amelia Earhart with her step-son, David Binnet Palmer, was taken in her home in Harrison in 1933. She is showing him a model of the plane in which she flew solo across the Atlantic in 1932.

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Title Amelia Earhart Photograph, 1933 Format Photograph
Repository Westchester County Historical Society Number of Pages 1
Collection Photographs Dimensions 7" x 9"
Call Number Photograph M-5398 Transcription NA
Creator Unknown jpeg File Name ameliaEarhart.jpg
Creation Date 1933 tif File Name ameliaEarhart.tif

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