Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.

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May 21

ON THIS DAY

On this day in 1927 the Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, landed in Paris after the first solo air crossing of Atlantic. Lindbergh was the 19th person to make a Transatlantic flight, the first being the flight of Alcock and Brown from Newfoundland in 1919. However, Lindbergh's flight was almost twice the distance.
In the year 2000 Sir John Gielgud died at the age of 96. His career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was one of the trinity of actors who dominated the British stage for much of the 20th century.
LINDBERGH (Charles Augustus, 1902-1974, American Aviator, First to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic in 1927) & his wife ANNE (1906-2001, pioneering American Aviator & author)
Extraordinary photo signed by both and inscribed by Charles “To Mr & Mrs Shearer, Sincerely”, showing them standing together, she is wearing jodphurs and a helmet, he is wearing a flying suit and boots, 8” x 6” in mount 15” x 12”, no place, no date, c. 1935
24869
GIELGUD (Sir John, 1904-2000, British Actor)
Vintage postcard photo signed and dated, showing him head and shoulders wearing a hat, 5½” x 3½”, no place, 1937
21221


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