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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. Following his historic New York to Paris flight, Lindbergh embarked on a good will tour of various cities in the United States and abroad.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0937

Processing Information

Arranged and described (2010) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.

Date

1927

Provenance

Unknown, Gift, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.0937

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)

Summary

On May 21, 1927, Charles Augustus Lindbergh completed the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in history. Following his historic flight, Lindbergh embarked on a good will tour of various cities in the United States and abroad. This collection consists of a Pacific Electric Railway advertisement for an appearance by Charles Augustus Lindbergh in Los Angeles on September 20, 1927.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Advertisements

Arrangement note

Collection is in original order.

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 Los Angeles Coliseum and suggests that visitors avoid traffic by taking the train and offers reduced fares to and from Los Angeles on September 20.

Genre/Form

Advertisements

Rights

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

Names

Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974

Topics Aeronautics
Aeronautics -- Records

Citation

Charles Augustus Lindbergh Public Appearance Advertisement, NASM.XXXX.0937, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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