OPT08 - A beautiful and seldom seen photo of Amelia from a poster for her lecture tour. Her aviator pin, pearls and open collar look very contemporary. She was one of the first celebrities to endorse and market a fashion line. In 1934, Amelia created a line of fashions known as “Amelia Earhart Fashions.” The line was sold at Macy’s in New York and Marshall Fields’ in Chicago.
Rather than simply endorsing the products, Earhart actively became involved in the promotions, especially in women's fashions. For a number of years she had sewn her own clothes, but the "active living" lines that were sold in 50 stores such as Macy's in metropolitan areas were an expression of a new Earhart image. Her concept of simple, natural lines matched with wrinkle-proof, washable materials was the embodiment of a sleek, purposeful but feminine "A.E." (the familiar name she went by with family and friends). The luggage line that she promoted (marketed as Modernaire Earhart Luggage) also bore her unmistakable stamp. She was an excellent promoter of her own brand. Tall, slender and beautiful, she wore clothing as fashionably as a model on a runway.
Amelia Mary Earhart, was born on July 24, 1897, and disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937. She is known for many aviation firsts of her time and for inspiring others with her love of aviation. Some in the media dubbed Earhart "Lady Lindy" because as an American aviation pioneer and author, she was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean for which she received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart, and her co-pilot Fred Noonan, disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.
Being overall 5 inches wide and 6 3/4 inches high,
this luminary has a 4 inch diameter disc of 1/8 inch
thick glass, laser engraved with an image of Amelia
wearing a glamorous evening dress. The glass is
mounted on a stone base being held in place by a
custom designed bracket, produced by 3D printing.
The glass and its image can be illuminated from
behind by a six lamp LED light (included) which is
powered by 3 AAA batteries (not included). This
luminary makes a great night light or a light source
to brighten a darker corner of your bookshelf.