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Lot # 26: 1927 Captain Charles Lindbergh, "On the Verge of Greatness" Early Pre-Flight Portrait Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 22 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring Collectors Auction 2023",
which ran from 4/11/2023 12:00 AM to
4/29/2023 8:00 PM

1927 Famous portrait photo of Captain Charles Lindbergh, daring airmail pilot who was about to attempt to be the first man to cross the Atlantic. While we know today that the flight was successful, many at the time thought this would be the last time Lindbergh would be seen alive. The thought had to be crossing the minds of the photographer from Underwood and Underwood who snapped this image on the eve of history! Photo has some handling wear from editorial use but the quality of the image is great. Stamped on the back by Underwood and Underwood, this image is a true piece of American history and one of only a handful of Lindy taken before he left to conquer the Atlantic that we have ever seen! This is one of the few images of Lindbergh from this photo session that captures him in front of his famous plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" and the only example of this photograph we have ever handled!

Size: 7x9
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 3/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8/10

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