Posts Tagged ‘George Putnam’


26 Apr
Fred and I have been reading accounts about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan since we were kids. We have, like so many others, formed many opinions about what transpired on July 2nd 1937 in the Central Pacific. First there was the official government statement, she crashed and sank. Then Fred Goerner’s ground breaking work about a secret mission to photograph Japanese installations in the Japanese Mandated Islands. Also, there was Paper TIGHAR’s hypothesis, loudly touted in Read more [...]

Earhart’s Personal Camera & Luggage Labels

19 Jan
 by Filo Vance Amelia’s cameras 'talked' to me... The initial Kodak 620 Duo camera came to me under rather strange circumstances. Let’s just say that what I have since learned makes me believe it to be the one which was supposedly in the Earhart/Putnam antique Washington Irving desk 'mostly destroyed in the fire at their Rye, NY estate which occurred on or near Thanksgiving day, 1934'. With this in mind and history available from Purdue University I discovered Amelia lost many of her Read more [...]

Earhart’s Stepson-Crayola Connection

20 Aug
    Did you know George Putnam Jr. (step-son of Amelia Earhart) is the heir to the Crayola Crayon (Binney) dynasty? Putnam talks about this in his video-taped interview entitled "Putnam Shares his Personal Memories" that can be seen on our website or on YouTube . Read more [...]

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