Coat, Flying, Amelia Earhart, Civilian

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    Coat, Flying, Amelia Earhart, Civilian

    Light brown leather with gray tweed wool lining.

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    Coat, Flying, Amelia Earhart, Civilian

    Light brown leather with gray tweed wool lining.

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

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.