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Charles Lindbergh flies "Spirit of St. Louis"....
Item # 642070
May 01, 1928
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 1, 1928
* Aviator Charles Lindbergh
* "Spirit of St. Louis" airplane
* Smithsonian Institute in Wash. D.C.
The front page has a one column heading: "'WE' FLY TOGETHER ON FINAL JOURNEY" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on Charles Lindbergh flying his famous airplane for the last time.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 60 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Some spine wear, otherwise in very nice condition.
wikipedia notes: Charles Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis one last time, to Washington, D.C. so it could be retired and placed on permanent exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution.
Category: The 20th Century