Collection Item Summary:
Informal photograph of Frances Wilson Grayson (1892-1927), wearing a leather flying helmet, standing in front of "The Dawn", her Sikorsky S36-A amphibian. Hoping to become the first woman to make a transatlantic flight, Grayson, with a crew of three, took off from Curtiss Field, Long Island, on the first stage of their flight on December 23, 1927. En route to Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, "The Dawn" disappeared. Grayson and her crew were never found.
Collection Item Long Description:
- Transatlantic flights
- Women air pilots