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February 14, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 14, 1928

* Charles Lindbergh & his "Spirit of St. Louis"
* "Good Will Tour" of Latin America countries
* Airplane flights end - welcome home w/ photo

The top of the front page has a two column headline: "LINDBERGH ENDS LONG TOUR BY 15 1/2 HOUR FLIGHT IN FOG FROM HAVANA TO ST. LOUIS" with subheads. (see) Lengthy 1st report coverage on Charles Lindbergh ending his "Good Will Tour" of 16 Latin America countries continues on page 2 with photo. Loads of text.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 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. A little irregular along the spine, nice condition.

Wikipedia notes: Charles Lindbergh toured 16 Latin America countries between December 13, 1927 and February 8, 1928. Dubbed the "Good Will Tour", it included stops in Mexico (where he also met his future wife, Anne, the daughter of U.S. Ambassador Dwight Morrow), Guatemala, British Honduras, Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, the Canal Zone, Colombia, Venezuela, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba, covering 9,390 miles miles in just over 116 hours of flight time. A year and two days after it had made its first flight, Lindbergh flew the Spirit from St. Louis to Washington, D.C., where it has been on public display at the Smithsonian Institution ever since.[69] Over the previous 367 days, Lindbergh and the Spirit had logged 489 hours 28 minutes of flight time together.

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