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  • Tags: Crime of the Century

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Illustrator Paul Frehm worked with reporter Damon Runyon to cover the Lindbergh trial for the New York Daily Mirror, a William Randoph Hearst newspaper publication. Frehm’s illustration of J. Edgar Hoover, who led the Bureau of Investigation’s…

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The $50,000 ransom paid for the Lindbergh baby contained a number of gold certificates that were scheduled to be withdrawn from circulation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also recorded the serial numbers of all notes. When one of the…

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Charles Lindbergh's May 1927 solo flight from New York to Paris caught the world's attention and made him an instant celebrity. Conducted on the cusp of the Great Depression and the rise of underworld crime, the flight was a shining moment for a…

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The public was fascinated by how Charles and Anne Lindbergh's baby was kidnapped. Newspapers were full of details like this photograph of the home in Hopewell, New Jersey. The homemade ladder used to enter the baby's room proved critical in…

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The country followed the Lindbergh case as it was happening, as this issue of the New York Journal, published two days before Bruno Hauptmann was indicted for extoring $50,000 from Charles Lindbergh, reveals. A jotted-down license plate on a gold…

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These two aerial photographs depict Bruno Hauptmann's upper Bronx home and St. Raymond's Cemetery, where the Lindbergh ransom money was delivered. Less than two miles separate the two locations. The New York Evening Journal was the first newspaper to…

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In 1919, French businessman Raymond Orteig established a $25000 prize to the first person to fly non-stop from New York to Paris. Eight years later, Charles Augustus Lindbergh collected the prize. Lindbergh's achievement was a boon to the fledgling…

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In an era of supersonic jets and bullet trains, of flights to the moon and Google Maps, Charles Lindbergh's legendary 33 hour and 30 minute solo flight across the Atlantic in the cramped cockpit of a one-engine plane continues to capture the…
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