Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 37

Price Realized: $ 312
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(AVIATION.) Group of 5 press photos of Charles Lindbergh at the opening launch of his new airline. Silver prints, 8 x 10 inches, most captioned on verso; minor wear; most with inked backstamps of Carroll Photo Service of Los Angeles plus one issued by International Newsreel to the St. Louis Globe Democrat. Los Angeles, 8 July 1929

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Photographs of Lindbergh at the inaugural ceremonies for Transcontinental Air Transport. He played a major role in the planning of this early airline and even served as pilot for its first official flight. Transcontinental soon combined with another airline to form TWA, which more recently merged into American Airlines. Two of the photos show Lindbergh emerging from the plane, while the others show him with luminaries including his wife and actress Gloria Swanson. with--more than 30 later copy prints and transparencies of Lindbergh from various points in his career.