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Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was 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
theowlhooteth: spanghew: marsiouxpial: x-ray of alexandra feodorovna’s hand, otherwise known as the last tsaritsa I’ve always loved the Romanovs — they’re one of the stories of history that belongs to me in an odd way — and this x-ray is strangely ghostly and haunting.