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Image Usage / Photography / Permissions

The Lindbergh Foundation does not own the rights to any photographs of Charles A. Lindbergh, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the Spirit of St. Louis airplane or the Lockheed Sirius airplane. The following is a partial list of resources that may have photos or other items available for various purposes. The Foundation cannot provide assistance in securing permissions for the use of any photographs beyond what is provided here.


Yale University Library - The personal papers of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh are stored here. Please note there is restricted access to this collection.

National Air and Space Museum - The Spirit of St. Louis and the Lockheed Sirius (Tingmissartoq) airplanes are on permanent exhibit.

Missouri Historical Society - A Spirit of St. Louis reproduction is on exhibit at the museum. Charles donated many of the gifts he received after the flight to the Missouri Historical Society, many of which are on display. Charles spent time as an airmail pilot in St. Louis before the flight and received funding from the St. Louis backers to build the Spirit.

Minnesota Historical Society - Items from Charles' childhood years in Little Falls are housed here as well as Lindbergh family genealogy information. Please note there is restricted access to this collection.

Lindbergh Historic Site - The house where Charles grew up in Little Falls, Minnesota as well as an interpretive center and museum, operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.

San Diego Aerospace Museum - Located near where the Spirit of St. Louis airplane was built, many Ryan Airlines photographs are located there, and own the only known flying replica of the Spirit of St. Louis.

Orbital Air/Donald A. Hall Aviation Foundation - Owns many exclusive, personal photos of Charles Lindbergh and Donald Hall, the chief engineer at Ryan Airlines who designed modifications to the plane that became the Spirit of St. Louis. Many construction photos of the Spirit.

Earth Shine Institute - A supporting organization of the Lindbergh Foundation that supports young scientists in work that address a nature/technology balance as well as an annual poetry festival that celebrates the writings of Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

Cradle of Aviation - The Curtiss JN-4 Jenny airplane and a Spirit of St. Louis reproduction are on exhibit. This museum celebrates Long Island's aviation heritage. - This is a comprehensive website on all aspects of Charles' life.

Corbis - A worldwide stock photography company that owns the rights to many photos of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Please note that fees will apply in most cases.

AP Photo Archive - An archive of photographs owned by the Associated Press. Please note that fees will apply in most cases.

Foto Search - A worldwide stock photography company. Please note that fees will apply.

Library of Congress - Prints and Photographs on-line catalog. Fees may apply.

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