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Fabric swatch taken from Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega 5B where she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and nonstop across the United States. Swatch measuring .5” x .5,” is encapsulated by CAG to a size of 2.25” 3.25.” On May 20-21, 1932, flying the Lockheed Vega 5b, Earhart became the first woman (and the only person since Charles Lindbergh) to fly nonstop and alone across the Atlantic Ocean. She took off from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, Canada and landed 15 hours and 2,026 miles later in a field near Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The feat made Earhart an instant worldwide sensation.

Later that year, Earhart flew the Vega to another record. On August 24-25, she made the first solo, nonstop flight by a woman across the United States, from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey. The flight covered a distance of 2,447 miles and lasted about 19 hours.

Provenance: Earhart sold her 5B Vega to Philadelphia's Franklin Institute in 1933 after purchasing a new Lockheed 5C Vega. The Smithsonian acquired it in 1966. The wing swatch comes sourced directly from the Smithsonian. 

Amelia Earharts Lockheed Vega 5b Fabric Swatch From Wing (CAG Encapsulated; Ex. Smithsonian)
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