I had a few minutes before the opening of the Museum of Flight and the start of my volunteer shift. I went down to the Amelia Earhart exhibit and quickly sketched this case with some of her possessions. The exhibit is going to close soon. I added color later, during a break.
In the case is her silk scarf. She wore this scarf and a particular bracelet as good luck tokens during long-distance flights. For unknown reasons, she left them both with her mother before setting out on her final flight. The case also includes one of her leather flight helmets and a set of goggles.
In the sketch there is a tiny collaged/glued-in photo of a reproduction her pilot’s license on the right. It was issued by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale on May 16, 1923. She was the 16th woman in the world to receive one.
I also discovered a couple other locations in the museum from which I want to sketch. They are both more complex, so I may either stay after my shift or go at another time. It’s a good rainy day venue!