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Description: We offer a 12 1/2″ x 9″ menu for a July 27, 1927 “Civic Dinner” in honor of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh. The dinner was hosted by the Albany [NY] Chamber of Commerce at the Hotel Ten Eyck and guests nibbled on seemingly simple fare, including honey dew cocktail, sautéed chicken breast with fresh peas, mushrooms, and rissole potatoes. Mousse, cakes, and Peter Schuyler Cigars capped off the meal. New York Governor Alfred E. Smith and the Mayor of Albany, John Boyd Thacher, were in attendance, and Lindbergh is of course listed as the guest of honor.

Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-1974) made the first solo transatlantic flight in the Spirit of St. Louis on May 20-21, 1927. He flew from New York to Paris, a distance of 3,600 miles.

Printed wraps with a blue inked illustration of the Spirit of St. Louis, frontispiece half-tone portrait of Lindbergh, 4 pages, includes a gushing excerpt about Lindbergh titled, “As a Frenchman Saw Colonel Lindbergh” written by Major Weiss, a French pilot. Tied together with a red, white and blue ribbon. Menu was designed and printed by the Argus Co. of Albany, NY.

Included are two original photographs of Lindbergh that measure roughly 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″. The photos capture the same image with different brightness levels and they are identified on the back as being taken in 1927 when Lindbergh was at the Schenectady, NY airport with his plane, Spirit of St. Louis. Item #AM00299

Condition: Light scattered foxing/staining on wraps, otherwise very good condition.