A late post in honor of Women’s History Month

Detail - Amelia Earhart, silver gelatin photograph, c. 1930s

 

March ended up being quite a busy month here at Works on Paper and April is shaping up to be the same. This week, I am working on a collection of historic photographs and one of them happens to be a great image of Amelia Earhart. So, in belated honor of Women’s History Month (March) I am making her the topic of this posting.

Amelia Earhart, silver gelatin photograph, c. 1930s

 

I must confess that I do not know a whole lot about Amelia Earhart, other than what I was taught as part of a presumably typical elementary and high school education. I have been meaning to find a good biography on Amelia Earhart for some time, and now I feel especially motivated to do so.

If anyone has a book recommendation, please let me know.

Amelia Earhart is also the subject of a song by one of my favorite bands, The Handsome Family. In fact, usually whenever I think about learning more about her, it is because I have just listened to this song.

Amelia Earhart by The Handsome Family