Sunday, March 02, 2008
From Shorpy's Blog here's a picture one of Mother's famous historical couples to which we have a connection and the accompanying words: September 18, 1929. "Lindbergh & wife." Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, four months after they married. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative. Charles, the pioneering aviator, was probably the most famous person in America at the time; Anne would become an accomplished aviator in her own right, as well as one of the best-selling writers of the 20th century. Some three years after this picture was taken, the tragedy of their child's murder helped define the modern phenomenon of mass-media super-celebrity. From Anne's February 2001 obituary in the New York Times: "Nothing, not even Lindbergh's 1927 landing in Paris, had prepared them for the carnival of reporters, photographers, con artists, curiosity-seekers, vandals and crazy people who invaded their lives after their baby was kidnapped. Americans would not experience a similar flood of publicity until the O. J. Simpson murder trial of the 1990s."