Lot n° 140
500 - 700
Result with fees
LINDBERGH CHARLES (1902-1974). Aviateur et officier américain
PHOTOGRAPH signed « C.A. Lindbergh », signed and dated by the photographer GRAVELLE in the lower right corner, Miami Beach 1930 (slightly trimmed; in near fine condition). Dimensions: 18,5 x 23,5 cm
Taken by the photographer GRAVELLE, the sepia photograph shows Bert A. DENICKE and LINDBERGH in jackets and ties standing alongside a third, unidentified man, in front of Lindbergh’s Sikorski S-38 amphibious bi-plane.
In early 1929 Lindbergh delivered the first airmail between North and South America aboard a Sikorsky S-36 (finding the amphibious plane better suited for an underdeveloped region) and continued to pioneer many routes for both Transcontinental Air Transport and Pan-American Airways. The photograph captures Lindbergh as he inaugurated the seven-day airmail service at the end of April and beginning of May 1930. The 7,000-mile route, which he flew in a Sikorsky S-38, began in Miami, and stopped in Cristobal, the Canal Zone; Havana, Cuba; and Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua before arriving in Buenos Aries, Argentina. To make the trip, Lindbergh flew more than 1,000 miles per day, returning to Roosevelt Field on May 3, 1930.
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