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Pilot Ruth Nichols 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: Miss Ruth Nichols, noted aviatrix and holder of numerous women's speed and altitude records shown with her mother, Mrs. E.N. Nichols, at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, after setting a new women's transcontinental record. Miss Nichols will shortly attempt a solo flight across the Atlantic to Europe.'
Du Pont, Lammot, 1909-1964
Acme Newspictures (New York, N.Y.)
Air pilotsWomen air pilots
Nichols, Ruth, 1901-1960
1 photographic print : b&w
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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