Law, Ruth B. (Oliver); Curtiss Model D Headless, Ruth Law. [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

One-half left front view, close up, of pilot Ruth B. Law, in heavy flying clothing with full-face mask, seated at the controls of her Curtiss Model D Headless biplane on the ground at Hornell, New York, November 19, 1916, some time between 2:10 and 3:24 p.m. Eastern Time, during her Chicago to New York flight. Man at right and man bending down in foreground are unidentified.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Airplanes
  • Aeronautics
  • Women air pilots
  • Women in aeronautics

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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