In 1928 the famed aviator Amelia Earhart, always fashion conscious, started a clothing line and used a spread in Cosmopolitan Magazine to generate interest in her garments. They ran a long story about her accomplishments as well as her sense of taste, complete with photographs in flight suits and in her latest dresses. The offered studio photograph is from the sitting she did for Cosmopolitan magazine and this photo was recently unearthed in a famous New York newspaper archive. Found with a handful of other images this is one of the rarest showing Earhart with her flight cap and a man's dress shirt and tie. It is highly likely that only a handful of the prints were made, making this a likely unique and important new discovery of Earhart photography. A silver gelatin original in nice shape, this is a crystal clear image that ranks among the greatest images of Earhart ever offered to the public. This is the first time this image has ever been offered for sale and it is sure to be the centerpiece of even the most advanced collection of photography! Photo has pinholes at the corners from editorial use but otherwise it presents beautifully! For our money, this is the greatest image of Earhart on the planet!
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 9/10