The lovely Ruth Elder at the start of her long distance flight attempt.
Item title reads: " The Amazing Atlantic Airwoman. Start of Miss. Ruth Elder's & Capt. G. Haldeman's flight, which ended in wonderful escape from disaster near the Azores."
United States of America (USA).
C/U of Miss Ruth Elder wearing a white blouse and headscarf smiling into camera. Further shots of her with Captain Haldeman as they laugh and smile at camera. Shot of their top winged monoplane with propeller spinning as the ground crew prepare it for take off by lifting the rear of the plane bodily. Side view of the plane, the "American Girl" and C/U of Miss Elder in the cockpit, wearing helmet and goggles. The aircraft moves off. Air to air shots of the aircraft taken from another plane.
Note: Ruth looks very dashing and confident.