Unknown [Photographs of Neta Snook and others]
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07243.006.04
Place Written: s.l.
Date: 1920 ca.
Pagination: 7 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 31 cm.
Summary of Content: The photographs are mounted on a black photo album page on both sides. The recto has five photographs containing images of Neta Snook with her dog Cam, Snook’s Canuck airplane, and possibly employees of Goodyear field in Ames, Iowa. The verso of the album page contains two photographs, both containing Snook in front of her Canuck airplane with other people, possibly workers, at Goodyear field. The dimensions are taken from the album page not the individual photographs.
People: Southern, Neta Snook, 1896-1991.
Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929
Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties
Background: Anita (Neta) Snook Southern was Amelia Earhart’s flight instructor from 1920 to about 1922. She began flying in 1917 and attended the Curtiss School of Aviation in New Port News, Va in 1918. After the school closed due to flying restrictions during WW I, Snook moved West to Southern California where she worked as a flight instructor and taught Amelia Earhart.Order Image