Amy Johnson CBE (1903-1941) - pioneering English female pilot - pictured standing in
Amy Johnson CBE (1903-1941) - pioneering English female pilot - pictured standing in front of her Gipsy Moth just before she undertook a 19-day solo flight to Australia. She died in 1941 when an aircraft she was ferrying crashed into the Thames estuary. Date: 1930
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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6th Solvay Conference on Physics, 1930
6th Solvay Conference on Physics. Group portrait of scientists attending the 6th Solvay Conference on Physics in Brussels, Belgium. At front centre (left to right) are Marie Curie, Paul Langevin and Albert Einstein. These conferences were started by the Belgian physicist Ernest Solvay (1838-1922) in 1911. At them, some of the leading thinkers of the day in physics, chemistry and sociology discussed recent advances in their fields. Many of the ideas about quantum mechanics, the atom and cosmology were developed at them. Photographed in October 1930.
© EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Squadron Leader D.S. Don - King's Cup Air Race
Hanworth Aerodrome, King's Cup Air Race. Hawker Tomtit G-AALL, powered by an Armstrong Siddeley Mongoose IIIA, belonging to the then Prince of Wales (Edward VIII), flown by Squadron Leader D.S. Don MVO CO. - G-AALL, which finished eighteenth at an average speed of 123.42 mph. Note that the performance of the Tomtits in the 1930 King's Cup was quite credible due to handicappers over-estimating the performance of the Tomtit. The Vickers Vellore III G-AASW can be seen in the background, whihc was the last aircraft built at Vickers' Crayford factory. Date: 5 July 1930.
© The Peter Butt Aviation Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library