National Air and Space Museum Archives

Charles Lindbergh Autographed Photograph

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1086
Dates:
December 27, 1927
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
1 black and white photograph
Repository:
This collection consists of one 6 x 8 inch black and white photograph of Charles A. Lindbergh posed in front of the Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis. The photograph is autographed by Lindbergh to "Captain Alan F. Winslow, Sincerely, Charles A. Lindbergh, Mexico City, Dec. 27, 1927."

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of one 6 x 8 inch black and white photograph of Charles A. Lindbergh posed in front of the Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis. The photograph is autographed by Lindbergh to "Captain Alan F. Winslow, Sincerely, Charles A. Lindbergh, Mexico City, Dec. 27, 1927."

Arrangement
Arrangement
This is a single item collection. The photograph has been assigned NASM Archives image reference number NASM-9A18880, and was copied in the past as Smithsonian Institution negative number 86-3106.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
On May 21, 1927, Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-1974) completed the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in history, flying his Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis (r/n N-X-211) 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. Following his historic New York to Paris flight, Lindbergh embarked on a good will tour of various cities in the United States and abroad. On December 13, 1927, Lindbergh took off from Bolling Field in Washington, D.C. in the Spirit of St. Louis on a nonstop overnight flight to Mexico, arriving midafternoon at Balbuena Field in Mexico City on December 14, 1927. Alan Francis Winslow (1895-1933), a distinguished World War I veteran pilot of the Lafayette Escadrille and the US Army's 94th Aero Squadron, was serving at the time as First Secretary under Ambassador Dwight W. Morrow of the United States Embassy to Mexico; Morrow was the father of Anne Spencer Morrow, who Lindbergh would marry in 1929. Lindbergh departed Mexico City on December 28, 1927, for Guatemala City, the next stop on his Central American good will tour.

Administration
Author
Melissa A. N. Keiser
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Margaret Garber Blue, gift, 1975, NASM.XXXX.1086
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Melissa A. N. Keiser, 2022.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Charles Lindbergh Autographed Photograph, Acc. NASM.XXXX.1086, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexico City (Mexico) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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