Museum logo

Photo Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis in Doug Davis Hangar, Atlanta
Date 10/11-12/1927
Collection Aviation Memorabilia Collection
Object Name Photograph, Black-and-White
Catalog Number 2000.47.2
Description Sepia-colored 2.5"x4.5" snapshot photograph. Shows famous aviator Charles Lindbergh's airplane Spirit of St. Louis in hangar owned by Doug Davis in Atlanta, on October 11 or 12, 1927. Photograph corners are torn and dirty marks overall from handling.
Provenance Photograph was owned by Jeannette Lynn Moore, a Delta employee.

Charles Lindbergh became a world-famous aviator when he made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927, in an airplane called the "Spirit of St. Louis."

After he returned to the United States by ship from Paris, the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics sponsored him on a three month nation-wide tour from July 20-October 23, 1927. Flying the "Spirit of St. Louis," he touched down in 48 states, visited 92 cities, gave 147 speeches, and rode 1,290 miles in parades.

He flew into Atlanta on October 11, 1927, after leaving Jacksonville, Florida that morning and stopping in McRae, Vidalia and Millen, Georgia. Lindbergh departed Atlanta on October 12, 1927, on his way to Spartanburg, South Carolina, with stops in Athens, Georgia, and Greenwood, South Carolina.

Citation: Charles Lindbergh: An American Aviator, site of the Spirit of St. Louis 2 Project, www.charleslindbergh.com/history, retrieved 08/21/2016.
People Davis, Douglas H., 1900-1934
Lindbergh, Charles A., 1902-1974
Search Terms Atlanta, Ga.--Airport (ATL)
Atlanta, Ga.
Georgia
South (U.S.)
Subjects Aircraft
Airplanes
Airplane hangars
Photographs
Photographic prints
Credit line Gift of Jeannette Lynn Moore for The Lynn Family, College Park, Georgia.