Women learn to travel light
Miss Gwen Robyns, a British journalist, finishes the last leg of a 45,866-kilometre tour around the globe on a TCA North Star in May 1949. The flight is to prove that women can travel the world “fantastically easily,” even with the 66-pound baggage allocation. Her luggage includes 12 cotton and wool dresses, two suits, a coat and a one-ounce cashmere sweater. Her lightweight shoes are made by the Queen’s shoemaker.