The Press: Odds & Ends: Nov. 9, 1931

¶ The photographs of the Lindberghs and their capsized plane in the Yangtze River (TIME, Oct. 12) which appeared in the U. S. press last week were sold by Col. Lindbergh to Wide World Photos (New York Times) in this fashion: When the mishap occurred alongside the aircraft carrier H.M.S. Hermes, some 50 sailors began snapping their cameras. Aware of Colonel Lindbergh's ideas on publicity, the commander of the Hermes offered to confiscate the films. Tactfully Colonel Lindbergh declined. Instead he agreed that the pictures be sold to one of the eager...

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