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Underwood, John (fl. 1920-1930) [Photograph of Amelia Earhart with Lockheed Martin Vega plane]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07243.006.02 Author/Creator: Underwood, John (fl. 1920-1930) Place Written: s.l. Type: Photographs Date: 1930 ca. Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Inscription on verso is written by Lloyd Royer. He writes that he and Earhart didn't spend much time together. There is also a stamp with the name and address of John W. Underwood, possibly the photographer.

People: Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937.

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: Woman Author, Women's History, Aviation

Sub Era: The Great Depression