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Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's co-pilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired as a pilot by a commercial airline in the U.S. and was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was also the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII, she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38.

1942 World War II Centerville, California -This youngster is awaiting an evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry were housed in War Relocation Authority Centers for the duration of the war. Photographer Dorothea Lange, May 9, 1942.

Clearly we know who was growing tired of war rationing :) #ww2 #woman #vintage #1940s #forties #bobby_pins

From an amazing series of photographs of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 - 1873. Jane Farrell stole 2 boots and was sentenced to do 10 hard days labour. She was 12. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing.