1929-33 Charles Lindbergh Tapestry and Pillow with Douglas Corrigan PhotosGo Back
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Presented are two Charles Lindbergh related textiles. The first is a 20″ x 56″ tapestry portraying Lindbergh, the Spirit of St. Louis, New York and Paris. Made in France. Skylines of both cities are incorporated. Thread colors in gold, blue, black, green, red, and pink have faded, but the overall image is still visible. There’s also some scattered brown spotting.
The second piece in the collection is a commemorative black pillow portraying “Welcome Home Lindy” with detailing from Lindbergh’s flight from New York to Paris. The pillow shows obvious aging as well as some wear.
Lastly, are two black and white photos of Douglas Corrigan. The larger one 7.25″ x 9.5″ is signed by Corrigan in black pen (“5″ some fade) and dated 8-6-39. It is displayed in a 10×12 frame. The smaller 3″ x 4.75” photo of Corrigan has origin detailing on the back.
Corrigan was an American aviator born in Galveston, Texas. He was nicknamed “Wrong Way” in 1938. After a transcontinental flight from Long Beach, California, to New York City, he flew from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, to Ireland, though his flight plan was filed to return to Long Beach. He claimed his unauthorized flight was due to a navigational error, caused by heavy cloud cover that obscured landmarks and low-light conditions, causing him to misread his compass. However, he was a skilled aircraft mechanic (he was one of the builders of Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis) and had made several modifications to his own plane, preparing it for his transatlantic flight. He had been denied permission to make a nonstop flight from New York to Ireland, and his “navigational error” was seen as deliberate. Nevertheless, he never publicly admitted to having flown to Ireland intentionally.
Overall, nice collectible Lindbergh pieces.
All displays are sold as is without warranty to the condition of the frame.