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Objects of the Week Archive

Object of the Week for June 22

Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega 5B

In 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly nonstop and alone across the Atlantic Ocean in this plane. She would later fly and set another record in this same plane by making the first solo, nonstop flight as a woman across the U.S.

National Portrait Gallery Open Studio: Amelia Earhart