[Pilot Charles Lindbergh Poses alongside His Famous Plane 'The Spirit of St. Louis']

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Creation: 1927

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 aviation industry and while the Great Depression slowed some of that progress, Lindbergh's achievement set the stage for airplane production in World War II.

Title

[Pilot Charles Lindbergh Poses alongside His Famous Plane 'The Spirit of St. Louis']

Date

Creation: 1927

Description

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 aviation industry and while the Great Depression slowed some of that progress, Lindbergh's achievement set the stage for airplane production in World War II.

Rights

Copyright; use considered fair according to the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

Format

News photographs
Signatures (names)

Source

MSS0412, James G. Stahlman Historical Autograph Collection, Lindbergh, Charles folder

Files

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Citation

“[Pilot Charles Lindbergh Poses alongside His Famous Plane 'The Spirit of St. Louis'],” Gallery, accessed December 9, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/748.