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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 {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.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.1135

Date

bulk 1927

Provenance

Unknown, probably various, Gift, Unknown, found in backlog

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Sheet music

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of four pieces of sheet music for songs written in honor of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, all dating from 1927. The details of the sheet music is as follows: "Lindy," words and music by Daniel McLellan, a stylized drawing of an airplane in flight appears on the back cover; "Lucky Lindy!," words by L. Wolfe Gilbert and music by Abel Baer, the cover features a drawing of the Spirit of St. Louis in flight; "Lindbergh (The Eagle of the U.S.A.)," by Howard Johnson and Al Sherman, the front cover shows an image of Lindbergh standing beside the Spirit of St. Louis; "Like an Angel You Flew Into Everyone's Heart (Lindbergh)," words by Harry A. Stone and John McLaughlin, music by Jimmy McHugh and Irving Mills, front cover features an image of Lindbergh. Typewritten pages containing the lyrics to each song have been inserted into each piece of sheet music by an unknown person.

Genre/Form

Sheet music

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
Transatlantic flights

Citation

Charles Augustus Lindbergh Sheet Music Collection, Accession XXXX-1135, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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