Charles Augustus Lindbergh, 4 Feb 1902 - 26 Aug 1974 Search this
With Base: 53.7 x 17.8 x 26.4cm (21 1/8 x 7 x 10 3/8")
Base: 14.9 x 14.9cm (5 7/8 x 5 7/8")
France\Île-de-France\Ville de Paris, Départment de\Paris
1967 cast after 1939 original
On May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from New York in his single-engine Spirit of St. Louis. He landed thirty-six hours later at Paris’s Le Bourget Aerodrome, greeted by 100,000 cheering Frenchmen. His instant fame in Europe was echoed by millions in the United States, and he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Later, before World War II, Lindbergh’s admiration for German efficiency and industry, his campaign against America’s entry into the war, and his anti-Semitism could not fully dim the luster. The battle of the “lone eagle” against the elements and the machine struck a chord in America’s psyche that reverberates today.
(M. Knoedler & Co., Inc.), New York; purchased NPG 1968