Lockheed Constellation over New York Skyline

Viridian’s Postcard Blog is hosting a great new blog meme – Sunday Stamps – and this week’s theme in honour of Saint Patrick’s day on 17 March is Irish or green stamps. I thought this striking emerald 15 cent US Air Mail Stamp issued in 1947 featuring the Statue of Liberty and the evocative Manhattan […]

First transatlantic flight by Charles Lindbergh

On this day 21 May, 1927, American aviator Charles A. Lindbergh made history when he successfully completed the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The transatlantic flight left from New York and landed in Paris and was made in the monoplane Spirit of Saint Louis and took about 33.5 hours to complete the […]