Amelia Earhart and Giuseppe Castruccio

Title

Amelia Earhart and Giuseppe Castruccio

Subject

Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937
Castruccio, Giuseppe, 1887-1985
Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945
Italy
Medals
Women pioneers
Air pilots
Diplomatic and consular service
Illinois--Chicago

Description

Amelia Earhart, American aviation pioneer, receiving a medal from Italian consul-general, Giuseppe Castruccio, in Chicago. It was later reported that Earhart was under the impression that the medal was a gift of the Italian Government, and after she learned that the medal was a "gift of his (Mussolini's) personal devotion," she returned it.

Creator

Wide World Photos

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1935-05-23

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

jpg

Language

eng

Identifier

401123
Minneapolis Public Library Collection

Original Format

commercial print
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

21 x 17 cm

Citation

Wide World Photos, “Amelia Earhart and Giuseppe Castruccio,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed May 23, 2019, http://chroniclingillinois.org/items/show/18628.