Item #CL187-137 [Amelia Earhart In Lae, New Guinea, Before Her Disappearance]. Albert Aubrey Koch, Aust.
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[Amelia Earhart In Lae, New Guinea, Before Her Disappearance]

1937. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, photographer’s stamp verso, 11.7 x 18.3cm. Minor stain to image centre right, slight silvering and crinkles from old glue stains verso.

Stamp reads “Copyright photograph, A.A. Koch, Lae, New Guinea.” Attached to mount is a newspaper clipping from album page titled “Story says woman flyer was shot by Japanese.” Koch was a pioneering military and civil pilot employed by Guinea Airways with an interest in photography. Among his many photographs are the last known days Amelia Earheart at Lae Aerodrome. During her attempted world flight, Earheart departed from Lae on 2 July 1937, and was never seen again. Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL187-137

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