Aviation Photo #1794547 Ryan NYP - Untitled

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This photo was taken on August 5, 1927 at Wilbur Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio by my great great grandfather. This particular visit of Charles Lindbergh was a scheduled stop as part of the Guggenheim Tour. If you look closely under the wing and above the head of the gentleman with his hand on the wing strut, you can clearly see Lindbergh, complete with his flying cap and goggles. I am very lucky to have inherited such a striking photo and it is my pleasure to share it with the aviation community!
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Comments (34)

Anonymous
6 years ago
5 stars!! Anyone even slightly interested in aviation should seriously take a long look at this photograph! It's a gem. Thanks for sharing J.R!
Spencer Wilmot.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thanks for sharing! A great piece of history!
Anonymous
6 years ago
What an amazing piece of history! Thank you for sharing it with all of us.
-Matt Wallman
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow! A great piece of aviation history! Thanks for sharing.

Ryan P.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thanks J.R. sharing this historic photo with us.
Helmut Fehse, Perth, Western Australia
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thanks for sharing this great piece of history Mr Davis! Looks like the guy was helping Lindbergh taxiing to a stop as there was no front facing windows on his plane. The engine was still running!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thanks for sharing this piece of history!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Photo of the decade.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thank you for sharing an important historical aviation document. Should be in a museum.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow - I am stunned beyond belief.

Here's my story: In the mid-1980's, I was having a conversation with my maternal grandfather(b. 1898). He was retired, of course, having farmed near Xenia, Ohio well into his 70s. Grandpa was a wise, astute man, who recognized early on how important the "aeroplane" might become - he stated that he knew well the history of the Wrights, and of Dayton. Anyhow...he mentioned that later in 1927, after "Lucky Lindy" flew the Atlantic, Lindbergh had visited Dayton. Grandpa, Grandma, and my Mom's oldest sister packed into their Model T, and drove the 30-odd miles to Wright Field - just on the chance that they might see a bit of history. They didn't get on the Field, but they did see this famous aircraft in flight. As Grandpa said, with a smile on his face and a faraway look in his eyes: "Oh, I wish that I had had a camera!"

Thank you, J.R.Davis, for, in a way, making Grandpa's wish come true.

David
Gainesville, Florida, USA
Anonymous
6 years ago
Photo of the year here! Thanks for putting it on Anet!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The photo is back! I was wondering where it went and was sad to see it disappear. great to see it again!!
ub
Anonymous
6 years ago
Absolutely outstanding photo!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I have been collecting "Lindberghiana" for decades and it is always nice to see "The Spirit" still in the front pages of any aviation history forum.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Fantastic, thanks for sharing!
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a documentary shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful
Anonymous
6 years ago
Fantastic photo. Great to see Lucky Lindy the aviator in a candid shot.
Anonymous
6 years ago
A truly unique photo. Thanks for sharing, J.R.! -Thierry
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great photo, thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow wow wow wow wow !
Anonymous
6 years ago
Congratulations jrdavis because your great great grandfather was part of the history and you inherited it....
fermin brif
Anonymous
6 years ago
A true piece of history!
Anonymous
6 years ago
AWESOE PIC Thanks for sharing
Anonymous
6 years ago
Splendid photo. Someone said it should be photo of the year. I believe it better to say that this should be photo of a lifetime.
Anonymous
6 years ago
David from Gainsville, how ironic that you tell that story, my grandparents (both sides) are from Xenia and I actually lived there for a few years after I was born. Very small world! Thank you all for the wonderful comments, it is nice to see how appreciated this photo is. There are more, but this is the best one. If any clean up ok, I will try and upload them. Thanks again!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great
Anonymous
6 years ago
Fantastic - Thanks so much for sharing this bit of history with everyone. The picture is great on its own but to know a little history behind the lens makes it even better. Your story along with David's (Gainesville, Florida) gives one a glimps of how important Charles Lindbergh was to folks during this time in US history. Again thank you.
Anonymous
6 years ago
No doubt the photo of the year!!
five stars!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Pure. Awesomeness.
Anonymous
6 years ago
A remarkable piece of History!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Built in San Diego,CA now enshrined in Washington DC
Anonymous
6 years ago
Magnificent. Must have seemed like space travel back then!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Incredible piece of history!

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