Ruth Law arriving N.Y. [plane] (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Ruth Law arriving N.Y. [plane]

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 4050-13


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    • 18/Oct/2014 02:08:19

    Date on negative, 11-20-16 See note under Ruth Law at Gov's Isl. (LOC)Ruth Law and Gen. Wood (LOC)

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    Dan Uneken_

    • 18/Oct/2014 09:04:56

    Anyone flying those machines had guts!

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    • 20/Oct/2014 08:39:23

    This photo was depicted in The Sunday Oregonian, December 03, 1916, SECTION FIVE, Image 66 with the caption: "Ruth Law arrived in New York recently after a flight from Chicago. Her first day's uninterrupted flight was to Hornell, 590 miles, which beat the record of Carlstrom on his first day out of Chicago. It also beat the long-distance cross-country record for this country and the woman's long-distance record for the world. After spending the night at Binghamton, she flew to New York, landing at Governor's Island. She might have made the whole distance in a day without stops if she had a bigger gas tank."

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    • 20/Oct/2014 08:43:40

    The Arizona republican., November 27, 1916, Page PAGE FOUR has a similar photo of her just after the landing in her "cold-defying costume".

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    Ryan (LOC P&P)

    • 21/Oct/2014 18:05:56

    Thanks for the link, B-59, and for connecting the images of Ruth Law. We'll add some information to the records the next time we update.