1935. This is an actual white leather baby shoe, not a book. We purchased it from a dealer who himself purchased it from an old customer whose mother used to go to air shows in the 1920s and 1930s. One time she had the opportunity to ask Ms. Earhart for her signature and, either because she didn't have paper with her, or else because this was the thing to do, she asked Amelia to sign on the bottom of her baby's leather shoe, which she did! Very Good. Item #74438
SIGNATURES Amelia Earhart
plus Aviators Roscoe Turner; Frank Hawks (aka “Meteor Man”); (Later-to-become Admiral) R.E. Byrd (VERY faint if not almost invisible, above bottom seam, down and to the left of Earhart’s signature)
Baby Shoe is nested in a decorative, hinged, wooden box, with what appears to be a moulded (heavy) nickel(?)-plated rectangle affixed to top. Envelope affixed to inside box lid with sundry clippings and a few notes on possible sites for these air shows, which most likely all took place in Arizona. Provenance: Inside is a hand-printed note that reads: “Sheila Jansen, Born 1921. Age between 13 and 16 when [shoe was] signed, [which, given Ms. Earhart's 1937 journey of no return, would "guesstimate" the years of signing somewhere within 1934-1937-ish. We don't know if they were signed at the same airshow (possible, but unlikely).] Liked airplanes so she went to air shows. Became a Rosie The Riveter in WWII. Favorite plane was the GB”.
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