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Pilot Elinor Smith being greeted by her mother
Text on verso: 'While their sons and daughters occupy the public eye, mothers of famous personages are, for the most part, content to rest in comparative obscurity. Only when honors are bestowed upon their children by a worshipping public do they share the spotlight -- and even then they seek the background. Their happiness is complete in the acclaim accorded their loved ones and almost always those whose children have achieved the greatest heights, are the most retiring. Photo shows: Elinor Smith, noted girl flier and former holder of the endurance and altitude records for women, with her mother greeting her, as she alighted at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, after setting her endurance record.'
Du Pont, Lammot, 1909-1964
Acme Newspictures (New York, N.Y.)
Air pilotsWomen air pilots
1 photographic print : b&w
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