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Charles Lindbergh Goes Gliding
Lebec, California

This three-page photo essay by Edwin W. Teale in the May 1930 Popular Science Monthly documents Col. Charles A. Lindbergh's "gliding experiments" over Lebec where, "a few weeks ago," Teale writes, "with W. Hawley Bowlus, America's foremost glider pilot, he established a mountain camp" to learn the "new sport of motorless flying." These were halcyon times for the most famous man in the world — three years after his triumphant solo flight across the Atlantic in the Spirit of St. Louis, and two years before the kidnapping and murder of his 20-month-old son, Charles Jr., by Bruno Richard Hauptmann. All scans are at 1200 dpi; some closeups have been digitally modified to compensate for cropping in the original layout.



CHARLES LINDBERGH

Lindbergh Goes Gliding in Lebec: Popular Mechanics Photo Essay 1930
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With Glider 1930

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With Glider 1930

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At Hotel Lebec 1930

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Postal Cover 1980

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