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Lindbergh, Charles (1902 – 1974)

A vintage 6.5″ x 4.5″ photograph of Charles Lindbergh standing with French President Gaston Doumergue and U.S. Ambassador Myron Herrick in Paris after Lindbergh received the Cross of the Legion of Honor on May 23rd 1927. Signed vertically in fountain pen, ‘Charles A. Lindbergh’. In fine condition, with light creasing and silvering. Additionally signed by Herrick. A marvellous memento of an occasion that took place just a day after his famous Transatlantic flight.

Myron Herrick documented the events of Lindbergh’s Parisian stay following the aviator’s historic solo transatlantic flight: ‘The next day serious business began. The President wanted to see him, Monsieur Poincaré wanted to see him, the Aero Club arranged a reception, the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate both invited him to pay them a visit and suspended their sitting to receive him; a medal was struck in his honour, the city of Paris gave him a reception, he was decorated, fêted, and adored. He deserved it all, and it was fine to see him bearing himself throughout like the charming young gentleman he is… I have an idea this was the happiest morning of his stay in Paris.’