Amelia Earhart – ‘Still Flying Although Married’

Posted on July 24th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

The pioneering aviatrix, Amelia Earhart (‘Lady Lindy’), was born in Atchison, Kansas, on 24 July 1897.

To celebrate her birthday, we’ve included a wee story below about Earhart’s thoughts on how best to combine flying with marriage. “It’s about fifty-fifty”, she opined.

We’ve also included a wonderful photo of Earhart, all dressed up in her flying togs and ready for take-off!

The Archive contains scores of interesting stories about the life and amazing achievements of Amelia Earhart, and also the other pioneering aviatrixes from that aviatrixal era.

newspaper story about Amelia Earhart

Derby Daily Telegraph – Saturday 24 December 1932

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000520/19321224/097/0008?_=1343118277276

newspaper story about Amelia Earhart

Hull Daily Mail – Thursday 18 March 1937

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000324/19370318/009/0001