On May 20, 1927, at 7:52 a.m., Charles A. Lindbergh, an air mail pilot, flew from New York to Paris, arriving at 10:22 p.m. the next day. He flew 3610 miles and became the first man to fly non-stop across the Atlantic alone, breaking the non-stop distance record for an airplane. The sources listed below provide a window into aviation history and help capture the excitement and romance of a major breakthrough in air travel.
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The king of hobbies, stamp collecting, began soon after the first appearance of the postage stamp in 1840 Victorian England. And as their use spread quickly to other nations the public became fascinated with the beauty of their designs and the diversity available from places many had never heard of before.
The National Postal Museum Library has many resources on stamp collecting, one for children, one for adults. —Elizabeth Periale, ably assisted by Paul McCutcheon The boys' own guide to stamp collecting Melville, Frederick John, 1882-1940., HE6213 more »
It's not just about the cookies . . . March 12 was Girl Scout Day. Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927) founded the Girl Scouts of America. She organized the first Girl more »
Franklin D. Roosevelt was born on January 30th, 1882. January is also National Hobby Month. In honor of both, here's a photo from the National Postal Museum Library's photo collection—of more »
R.E. Rodda Candy Company, Rodda Easter Candy , ca. 1925, chocolate bunny (above), chocolate chicken (below) Taking a page from O Say Can You See, the National Museum of American History more »