Col. C.A. Lindbergh (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Col. C.A. Lindbergh

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517

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Call Number: LC-B2- 5311-6A


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    • 22/Jun/2018 16:16:35

    Somewhat strange to come across this (and the other) photo of Charles Lindbergh among this latest posting of circa-1920 Bain Collection photos, as Charles Lindbergh wouldn't even begin flight training (as a civilian) until April 1922. He'd join the Army Air Service in 1924, and would begin military flight training in March of that year. Here's the other aforementioned photo

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    • 25/Jun/2018 01:00:14

    This is evidence of someone not knowing their history, posting photographs.

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    Barbara (LOC P&P)

    • 05/Jul/2018 21:09:41

    There does seem to be a date discrepancy, which is not totally unexpected in the Bain News Photo collection. In general, dates found on the negatives can mean one of several things: they sometimes indicate when the photos were taken, but they can also refer to a later time, such as the date the photo was added to the Bain photo stock, or, sent out to subscribers of the Bain News photo service. In this case, however, the date range for the negatives, which we are loading in sequence by negative number, seems too early. It may be that Bain sometimes inserted a more recent negative in an earlier range or reused a negative number, though it seems unlikely that he would have had reason to file a photo of Charles Lindbergh much before 1922. We have at least one photo of Lindbergh that shows him ca. 1923: -- certainly a youthful face there! (I'll note that we have an even more youthful depiction, showing him as a child in a sailor suit, just barely visible, leaning against his father at the opening of the 60th Congress, in which his father served: Bring up the tiff file and look towards the rear rows in the center of this photo: We'll adjust the estimated date in the description and continue to ponder some of the mysteries of Bain's negative numbering practices.