1. These short GIFs, taken from a ca. 1927 newsreel, depict Charles Lindbergh taking off from St. Louis en route to Chicago with some 200,000 letters in tow. Lindbergh flew the very same route after completing US Army flight training in 1925; he pulled off his famous transatlantic flight on May 20-21, 1927. The USPS really needs to revive the whole celebrity delivery thing…

    ["Lindy" Flies the Airmail], ca. 1927. Courtesy US National Archives and Records Administration. 

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    Amazing accomplishments from such an unpleasant man.
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  43. therovingpear said: Hence we have “Lindy Hop”, because he hopped the Atlantic :)
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    I actually have some family ties to this. Story goes, my great grandfather was the only man Charles Lindbergh trusted to...
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