LAURA INGALLS Signed the year after her record-breaking South America flight Autograph Note signed: “Laura Ingalls”, 2 pages (front and verso), 2½x3½. Her autograph note is on verso: “Dear Miss Bullis – Please accept my thanks for your good wishes – your interest – and the very nice things you say about me! November 16 – 1935” Laura Ingalls (1901-1967) learned to fly in 1928, and by 1930 was setting aerobatic records. She set a women’s record with 344 consecutive loops, and then broke it by doing 930. She also performed 714 barrel rolls, a record for both genders. After beating Amelia Earhart’s speed record for a transcontinental flight by a woman, she made an even more remarkable flight to and around South America, becoming the first woman to fly from North to South America, the first to fly over the Andes, and the longest aerial journey (17,000 miles). This journey earned her the Harmon Trophy (1934) as the year’s outstanding female aviator. Ingalls became a popular speaker for the America First Committee and dropped leaflets on the White House demanding that the US stay out of World War II. In 1941, proven to have received large payments from the German Embassy, she was imprisoned for two years as an unregistered agent of a foreign government. Toned and soiled. Adhesive residue at corners. Otherwise, fine condition. – Please contact us if you have any questions or require additional information. HFSID 287853
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