|Title||Charles Lindbergh arriving on dock, Seattle, September 13, 1927 |
|Caption||In May 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh made the first solo nonstop flight between New York and Paris in his plane the "Spirit of St. Louis." Lindbergh immediately became an international celebrity and was greeted with parades and gifts everywhere he went. He visited Seattle on September 13 and 14, 1927, where excited citizens presented him with a monogrammed gold ring and arranged many festivities. After flying into Sand Point, the yacht "Alarwee" took him to the University Stadium where he delivered an address to approximately 25, 000 people promoting aviation and airports. In addition to Seattle's first "ticker-tape" style parade, 30, 000 schoolchildren met him in Volunteer Park to celebrate.|
In this September 1927 photo, Lindbergh shown debarking a boat with Mayor Bertha Landes in foreground to the left. It is quite possible that this was the yacht, the "Alarwee, " which picked Lindbergh up from Sand Point and transported him to the University Stadium for his speech.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Lindbergh Chas.|
Caption information sources: MOHAI staff; HistoryLink.org.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): September 13, 1927.
|Subjects||Air pilots--Washington (State)--Seattle; Mayors--Washington (State)--Seattle; Piers & wharves--Washington (State)--Seattle; Lakes & ponds--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974|
Landes, Bertha Knight, 1868-1943
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
University District (Seattle, Wash.)
Washington, Lake (Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5G.1506 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 glass negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |