This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
Heavily retouched photograph of the inside pages of Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) Pilote-Aviateur license number 18,310, issued 15 June 1921 in France to Bessie Coleman. License gives her birth date as January 20, 1896, and her birthplace as Atlanta, Texas. Includes a formal bust portrait photograph (at right) of Coleman, dressed in flying clothing and wearing a leather flying helmet with goggles pushed up on her head, with her signature beneath the photograph. [See SI 93-7758 for an unretouched version.]
Collection Item Long Description:
- Women air pilots
- Women in aeronautics
- Air pilots