Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis Photographs (Flakne)
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0500
Creators:
Flakne, Joseph.
Dates:
bulk 1928
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
Three photographs of Charles Lindbergh's Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" taken by Joseph Flakne at Little Falls, Minnesota, during Lindbergh's 1928 U.S. Tour.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Three photographs of Charles Lindbergh's Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" taken by Joseph Flakne at Little Falls, Minnesota, during Lindbergh's 1928 U.S. Tour.. The photographs are 3.5 x 5 inch b/w prints on RC paper, presumably made from the original Kodak Brownie negatives.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
On May 21, 1927, Charles Augustus Lindbergh completed the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in history, flying his Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" 5,810 kilometers (3,610 miles) between Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, and Paris, France, in 33 hours, 30 minutes. With this flight, Lindbergh won the $25,000 prize offered by New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig to the first aviator to fly an aircraft directly across the Atlantic between New York and Paris. When he landed at Le Bourget Field in Paris, Lindbergh became a world hero who would remain in the public eye for decades. After the flight Lindbergh flew around the United States and to various countries as part of a good will tour.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Joseph T. Flakne, Gift, date unknown, NASM.XXXX.0500.

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Preferred Citation
Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis Photographs (Flakne), Acc. NASM.XXXX.0500, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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