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Sheila Shigley

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AE photo file?
« on: October 17, 2011, 12:34:55 PM »

Have dug thru (obviously not deeply enough) forum to try and avoid yet another asked-and-answered, but is there a TIGHAR central location for collecting AE photos?  Do you appreciate all photos, or prefer to stick to those more likely to have relevance to the search (i.e. showing the aircraft, equipment, etc.)?

Many thanks!



Group photo on steps of Langley Research Building in 1928. front row, left to right: E.A. Meyers, Elton Miller, Amelia Earhart, Henry Reid, and Lt. Col. Jacob W.S. Wuest. Back row, left to right: Carlton Kemper, Raymond Sharp, Thomas Carroll, (unknown person behind A.E.), and Fred Weick. During her tour of Langley in November 1928, Amelia Earhart had part of her raccoon fur coat sucked into the 11 Inch High Speed Tunnel. To her left are Henry Reid and Co. Jacob Wuest, Langley base commander.

http://www.archive.org/details/GPN-2000-001389
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Ric Gillespie

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Re: AE photo file?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 12:45:06 PM »

is there a TIGHAR central location for collecting AE photos?

There are many hundreds of photos of Amelia Earhart. We keep the ones that might be useful.
This one probably isn't useful but it's a great photo. You could write a novel based on those faces.  Col. Wuest is wearing riding breeches and boots complete with spurs.  Those were the days!
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Re: AE photo file?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 01:16:31 PM »

Ahhh...Fred Weick, inventor of the spin-proof Ercoupe!
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Sheila Shigley

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Re: AE photo file?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 10:04:49 PM »



Amelia Earhart (first row, right), the speaker for a meeting of the Advertising Women of New York. Elsie Wilson, president of the club is seated next to her. Others in the photograph who also spoke: Row 2: Mrs. M. King, expert on gardens; cartoonist Grace Dayton, and Adele Bildersee, acting dean of Brooklyn division of Hunter College. Notice the special winged pin that Amelia Earhart is wearing.  (Harold Stein, NY City, November 8, 1928)



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Re: AE photo file?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011, 10:00:23 AM »

This is a wonderful thread - just to see the faces and clothes!  :)
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Sheila Shigley

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Re: AE photo file?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2011, 12:32:03 PM »

Have to admit I wasn't accustomed to seeing Ms. Earhart so dressed up!
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Sheila Shigley

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Re: AE photo file?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2011, 12:45:58 PM »

Electras (Electrae?)



Gramps loved to take photos of aircraft. In February 1937, he photographed the US Army's first three Lockheed Electra Y1-36 airplanes, of Amelia Earhart fame, and an autogyro.

http://mitchgans.blogspot.com/2011/04/gramps-and-apollo-11.html
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Re: AE photo file?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2011, 01:03:32 PM »

The Army designation for the Lockheed 10 was UC-36. None were built for the Army.  Thirty-one were "drafted" in 1940 and returned to civilian service after the war.
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Sheila Shigley

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Re: AE photo file?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2011, 01:10:12 PM »

Would this pic have been when they were still considered prototypes, then, before the final nomenclature had been settled on?  Or do you believe the photographer may have just gotten the wrong info? 
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Sheila Shigley

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Re: AE photo file?
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2011, 01:13:13 PM »

Ah, here we go (well, if Wiki's to be trusted):

Three built for the U.S. Army Air Corps as Y1C-36, redesignated as C-36 in 1938 and as UC-36 in 1943.
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Sheila Shigley

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Re: AE photo file?
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2011, 01:17:21 PM »



Caripito, June 2-3, 1937. I just love the fancyish dinner party right next to the Pratt & Whitney box.
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2011, 01:45:16 PM »

Ah, here we go (well, if Wiki's to be trusted):

Three built for the U.S. Army Air Corps as Y1C-36, redesignated as C-36 in 1938 and as UC-36 in 1943.

My apologies.  You're right.  Lockheed 10-As  1071, 1072, and 1074 were built for the Army Air Corps and designated Y1C-36.  All were delivered on December 31, 1936.
Source: Lockheed Model 10 Production Record, Journal of the American Aviation Historical Society, Summer 1978 issue
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Sheila Shigley

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Re: AE photo file?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2011, 02:07:44 PM »

Well, to be honest even we ex-Air Guard types get a bit fuzzy trying to sort out our Army (gasp) Air Corps roots!
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Re: AE photo file?
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2011, 06:44:33 PM »

The first two photos do show AE in a crowd under the wing of what might be a Vega.  I don't see a crown.
The airplane has nothing to do with Amelia Earhart.  It has an Experimental registration (X-13706).  Looks like a Bellanca in the background.

The suggested price is laughable.
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Re: AE photo file?
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2011, 05:57:54 AM »

I would guess that the price is influenced by media coverage of a recent auction in California. A collection of quite ordinary Earhart photos was misrepresented (possibly unintentionally) and sold for ridiculous prices. Somewhere, George Putnam is smiling.
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