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Coat, Flying, Amelia Earhart, Civilian

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


Amelia Earhart wore this long leather coat with tweed wool lining on many of her flights, though it is uncertain which ones. Standard attire for military and civilian pilots, leather coats and jackets offered warmth and protection from the elements. At the same time, this coat represents the elegant fashions of the 1920s and 30s and demonstrates how conscious Earhart was of her image as a woman aviator.

Gift of Lewis B. Miller

Owner: Amelia Earhart

Date: ca. 1920-1930

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Back, Collar to Bottom: 91.4 cm (36 in)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 43.1 cm (17 in)

Materials: Leather

Physical Description:Light brown leather with gray tweed wool lining.

Inventory number: A19610155000

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