Music: Airy Collector

When Charles Augustus Lindbergh flew the Atlantic in 1927, no one was more excited than a large lady who lives on Manhattan's Park Avenue and keeps a vast collection of aeronauticana. The Park Avenue lady proceeded to surround herself with Lindbergh portraits. She owns a cup & saucer used on the first Graf Zeppelin flight. Her name is Bella Landauer and she is the wife of Isidor Nathan Landauer who makes Sealpacker-chiefs. Last week at Manhattan's Old Print Shop Mrs. Landauer exhibited one of her prize possessions—a collection of aeronautical songs.

Mrs. Landauer has other fancies: She gathers old writing paper, bookplates,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!