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Original Unreleased Lockheed Amelia Earhart Photo by J H Washburn

  • $ 85000


Original unreleased Amelia Earhart photo taken by her photographer J H Washburn. This Amelia Earhart picture shows her investigating her Lockheed Electra 10 E airplane before its test flight with Jimmie Mattern.

Amelia Earhart test flew the new airplane at Burbank on 21 July with Lockheed test pilot Elmer C. McLeod. She accepted the Electra on her 39th birthday, 24 July 1936. It received civil certification NR16020. (The letter “R” indicates that because of modifications from the standard configuration, the airplane was restricted to carrying only members of the flight crew.)

This original Amelia Earhart picture was recently purchased along with several other photographs all by Lockheed photographer J H Washburn taken at the time which has his reference number of F-976 along with her name incorrectly spelt in pencil on the buckling with his accreditation stamp.


Photograph measures 5.25“ long by 4“ wide.


In good condition (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description) with some bends to the photo along with some staining which may be due to being exposed to sunlight or water seepage.

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