Jun 15, 2023 - Sale 2641

Sale 2641 - Lot 18

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
ACCEPTING THE MEDAL OF HONOR (AVIATORS.) LINDBERGH, CHARLES A.; AND CALVIN COOLIDGE. Photograph Signed, by both ("C.A. Lindbergh" and "Calvin Coolidge"), half-length group portrait by International Newsreel, showing them facing each other as Coolidge displays the Congressional Medal of Honor hanging around Lindbergh's neck, surrounded by officials and guests including Vice President Charles G. Dawes, and Speaker of the House Nicholas Longworth. Signed in blank lower margin or in the image just above lower margin, additionally signed by Dawes and Longworth near the relevant portrait. 6x8 inches; Coolidge signature written in black ink against dark background, closed tear affecting Coolidge signature (without loss), short closed tear touching Longworth signature, faint paper clip stain at upper left, photographer's ink stamp on verso. Np, circa 1928

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On March 21, 1928, on the White House grounds, Charles Lindbergh was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor in recognition of the bravery he showed in making his 1927 non-stop transatlantic flight in the Spirit of St. Louis.