Amelia Earhart and Giuseppe Castruccio
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937
Castruccio, Giuseppe, 1887-1985
Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945
Diplomatic and consular service
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.
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21 x 17 cm
Wide World Photos, “Amelia Earhart and Giuseppe Castruccio,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed May 23, 2019, http://chroniclingillinois.org/items/show/18628.