Amelia Earhart in front of her first airplane, a Kinner Airster, c. 1921
Photograph by Harris & Ewing, 1939
Chinese Aviatrix receives gift of new plane from Col. Roscoe Turner. Washington, D.C., April 3. Col. Roscoe Turner, winner of speed trophies in the air, dropped down to Washington Airport today with a red high wing monoplane which he presented to the friends of New China, represented by Miss Hilds Yen, Chinese Aviatrix. The plane, ‘the Spirit of New China’, was built by the Porterfield factory.