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Photo postcard of aviator Charles Lindbergh and Blackburn

$50.00 CAD

Photo of the two men, by body of water, canoes in background. Appears to be aboriginal boy standing just behind them.

Written on back “Col. Chas Lindberg & Mr. Blackburn”.

Blackburn carrying camera.

Undated, no location given.

There was a T.W. Blackburn who was one of his flying instructors in Texas when Lindbergh was a flying cadet. Him?

Unused.

 

Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974), was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, and environmental activist. At age 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by making his Orteig Prize–winning nonstop flight from Long Island, New York, to Paris. He covered the 33 1⁄2-hour, 3,600 statute miles alone in a single-engine purpose-built Ryan monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis. This was the first solo transatlantic flight and the first non-stop flight between North America and mainland Europe. Lindbergh was an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve, and he received the United States' highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for the feat.

His achievement spurred interest in both commercial aviation and air mail, and Lindbergh himself devoted much time and effort to promoting such activity. Lindbergh's historic flight and instantaneous world fame led to tragedy. In March 1932, his infant son, Charles Jr., was kidnapped and murdered in what American media called the "Crime of the Century" and described by H. L. Mencken as "the biggest story since the Resurrection." By late 1935 the hysteria surrounding the case had driven the Lindbergh family into voluntary exile in Europe, from which they returned in 1939…

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