Charles Augustus Lindbergh Public Appearance Advertisement

Collection ID:
bulk 1927
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
(1 folder)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a Pacific Electric Railway advertisement for an appearance by Charles Augustus Lindbergh in Los Angeles on September 20, 1927. The advertisement measures 6 by 17.5 inches and is on ivory paper printed in red and blue and features a photograph of Lindbergh, wearing a suit and tie, to which a drawing of the American flag has been added. The advertisement lists the details of the day which include a parade followed by a public reception at the L.A. Coliseum and suggests that visitors avoid traffic by taking the train and offers reduced fares to and from Los Angeles on September 20.

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 {dollar}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. Following his historic New York to Paris flight, Lindbergh embarked on a good will tour of various cities in the U.S. and abroad.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown, Gift, Unknown

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation
Charles Augustus Lindbergh Public Appearance Advertisement, Accession XXXX-0937, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Records Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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