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Matilde Moisant, pilot, La Crescenta, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
March 23, 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Matilde wears a cap, goggles, gloves, and a jumpsuit.
Moisant won the trophy in 1911 for obtaining record altitude for a woman of the time. It will be loaned to the institution for a temporary time. Now she spends her days in the garden of her valley home and visiting the family ranch in San Salvador.
Photograph appears with the article, "Woman's Air Trophy Sent Smithsonian Institution," Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar 1935: 29.
Handwritten on negative: Valued photo. Matilde Moisant -5/14/35
Text from negative sleeve: Moisant, Matilde La Crescenta 2nd woman in U.S. to obtain flyer's license Designed her own flying clothes. Aviatrix 1935
Text from newspaper caption: Miss Matilde Moisant, first woman to obtain a flyer's license and holder of trophy for first woman to establish an altitude record, is shown on left in her flying togs of the style of 1911 after she had set an altitude mark of 4000 feet. Miss Moisant is pictured on right in the garden of her home at La Crescenta, where rakes and garden implements have replaced plane controls.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Air pilots--American--California--La Crescenta
Moisant, Matilde, 1878-1964
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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