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    Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan Collection comprising 1) Original Signed Erickson Photograph with lengthy Autograph Note Signed "DC" on verso. Picturing Corrigan, the 4" x 3" B&W photo is signed "Wrong Way to Ireland/1938/Douglas Corrigan," On verso, Corrigan has penned "This photo was taken Sept 1938 at Lindbergh field by H. A. 'Harry' Erickson who in 1911 was the first person to take a photo from an airplane - Erickson also took the photo of the 'Spirit of St Louis' April 1927 showing the people who helped build it, of which I was one - DC." 2) Event cover, 6.5' x 3.5", postmarked Detroit, January 30, 1939, commemorating Corrigan's visit, signed "Douglas Corrigan/3-14-39." 3) 1938 Official Los Angeles Souvenir Program welcoming "Wrong Way" Corrigan, 8 pages, 8.5" x 11", Not signed. On July 17, 1938, aviator Douglas Corrigan left Floyd Bennett Airfield in Brooklyn, NY on a flight to Los Angeles but "accidentally" went the wrong way. Twenty-eight hours and 13 minutes later, he landed outside Dublin, Ireland. Corrigan returned home to a hero's welcome. Three items.

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    September, 2007
    21st Friday
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