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Lindbergh before Flight | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Lindbergh before Flight

Lindbergh before Flight | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Publicist Harry Bruno; B.F. Mahoney, designer of "The Spirit of St. Louis"; an Earl Carroll chorus girl; Charles Lindbergh; and Bruno's partner, Richard Blythe, posing for a portrait shortly before Lindbergh took off for his trans-Atlantic flight.
DESCRIPTION
Publicist Harry Bruno; B.F. Mahoney, designer of "The Spirit of St. Louis"; an Earl Carroll chorus girl; Charles Lindbergh; and Bruno's partner, Richard Blythe, posing for a portrait shortly before Lindbergh took off for his trans-Atlantic flight.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10909
Creation Date: 1927
Creator Name:New York Times Studio
City:New York
County:
State:New York
Collection Name:Harry A. Bruno papers, 1919-1969
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 4056
Original Dimensions:9.5 x 7 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Bruno and Blythe had been hired by the Wright Aeronautical Company, manufacturer of the engine that powered the "Spirit of St. Louis," to protect and advise the aviator before and after his flight. This rare picture was taken during a pre-flight photo shoot to which Blythe brought the unidentified chorus girl as a joke. Note that Lindbergh is wearing the same jacket in the portrait in Image ID: 11777. Surprisingly, despite the public acclaim that Lindbergh received following the flight, the young woman never came forward to identify herself.
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Dresses
Hats
Celebrities
Indoor photography
Men
Portraits, Group
Women
Air pilots
Publicity

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