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Bust, Amelia Earhart

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This object is on display in the Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery exhibition at the National Mall building.

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Artist: Grace Wells Parkinson

Date: 1948

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 3-D: 24.1 x 24.1 x 35.6cm, 10.7kg (9 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 14 in., 23 5/8lb.)

Materials: Bronze

Physical Description:Life size portrait, green patina

The painter and sculptor Grace Wells Parkinson created this bronze bust of Amelia Earhart in 1948, eleven years after Earhart disappeared near Howland Island on her round-the-world flight. It reflects Earhart's legacies as a courageous and dedicated aviator and as an enduring inspiration to women.

Gift of Amelia Earhart Post 678, American Legion Auxiliary

Inventory number: A19500108000

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