Sunday, October 4, 2009

Amelia Earhart’s Flight Goggles to be Auctioned Off

Amelia Earnhart's original goggles worn during her historic 1932 record-breaking solo transatlantic flight. The flight broke various records including the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean twice, first woman to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean, and the fastest transatlantic flight. These goggles were on loan and exhibited in the Earhart case next to her Lockheed Vega at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

These goggles worn by Amelia Earnhart will be action off by Profiles in History on October 8-9, 2009. The bidding begins at noon booth days and you can bid via person, mail, phone, fax, or internet at

Goggle Features
Aluminum Frames with tinted glass lenses and fabric tape covering the upper and lower parts of the lens
Wool padding
Leather straps with metal hook to fasten
Winning bidder gets a typed letter signed by Earhart to aerial cinematographer, Rey Fernstrom, which she discusses the goggles

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