Amelia Earhart in the Cockpit of an Airplane

From my book The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960

Amelia Earhart smiles as she sits clad in a leather aviator’s jacket in the cockpit of a small airplane. One of the world’s most famous aviators, Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932. While attempting to fly around the world in 1937 Earhart and her co-pilot and navigator Frederick Noonan crashed in the Pacific Ocean and neither their bodies nor their plane were ever found.