Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.
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On this day in 1902 Charles Lindbergh, the first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic, was born in Detroit, Michigan and in 1924 the Jazz musician Louis Armstrong, aged 22 got married to is second wife, the pianist Lil Armstrong.
ARMSTRONG (Louis, 1900-1971, “Satchmo”, American Jazz Trumpeter & Bandleader)
Superb vintage photo signed and inscribed “Best wishes from”, showing him half length, holding his Selmer Trumpet on its case in front of him, wearing a white jacket and smiling broadly, 10” x 8”, stamped on the back, Rockwell O’Keefe, Radio City and Hollywood, no date but circa 1930
LINDBERGH (Anne, 1906-2001, pioneering American Aviator, author, and wife of CHARLES, 1902-1974, American Aviator, First to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic in 1927)
Fine photograph boldly signed showing her full length, wearing jodphurs and a flying helmet, standing on a quay, together with a copy of a signed photo of her and her husband Charles, with a note saying that they were being met on their arrival in Shetland by members of the Shetland Council, 6½” x 4½” in mount 12” x 7½”, Shetland, August 1933
In August 1933 the Lindberghs were surveying a Northern Trans-Atlantic Route by flying boat from Canada to Denmark via Labrador, Greenland, Iceland, Faroe and Shetland. Cans of petrol and oil had been shipped to Lerwick the month before. On 25th August 1933, the Provost of Lerwick and all the notables went out in the harbour to welcome the Lindberghs as they brought in their red and black machine, Tingmissartoq. The first wheeled aircraft had landed in Shetland only three months before. The Lindberghs were fêted everywhere. They stayed two nights, visiting the Observatory (for weather reports) and archaeological excavations and were much admired for their easy courtesy
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