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Don White

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Re: AE's 1928 trans-Atlantic flight helmet up for auction
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2022, 08:41:56 PM »

In the account of the 1928 transatlantic flight published as a book attributed to AE as author, "20 Hrs., 40 Min.", there is a photograph captioned, "The first step in England. Hubert Scott helps me ashore." I ask that anyone who has a higher resolution image than the one in the paperback edition please comment whether the white fur trim on the aviator cap she is shown wearing matches the auction helmet.

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While that will be interesting if so, it will only indicate she had one like it.

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Daniel R. Brown

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Re: AE's 1928 trans-Atlantic flight helmet up for auction
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2022, 01:49:47 PM »

One of these is not like the others.

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Daniel R. Brown

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Re: AE's 1928 trans-Atlantic flight helmet up for auction
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2022, 02:49:39 PM »

This:

https://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/amelia-earhart-american-aviatrix-in-1928-news-photo/106758789
 
is not the auction cap. It’s just not.
 
 
“A light leather flying helmet and goggles” is all she describes in 20 Hrs, 40 Min.

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Don White

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Re: AE's 1928 trans-Atlantic flight helmet up for auction
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2022, 09:07:20 AM »

What differences do you see?

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Daniel R. Brown

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Re: AE's 1928 trans-Atlantic flight helmet up for auction
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2022, 10:56:01 AM »

Two measurable things: 1) the distance between the buttoned strap and the earflap, measurable in units of strap-width; and 2) relative width of facial trim, plus b/w contrast of trim vs. leather (even acknowledging photographic element contrast effects). In the 1928 cap the strap is farther from the earflap, and the facial trim is much wider and brighter in contrast to the leather.

There are also logical inconsistencies regarding need/evidence for AE's use of caps during 1928 vs. 1929 flights, but I'm resigned to stop stirring the soup on this topic.

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