Berlin: 1927. Approx. 4 X 6-inch card with a nice painting of the Hotel by Richard Friese on the front; on the signature side, a small clipping has been neatly pasted on the area where the address and stamp would have been placed, above the two signatures. Fine. Item #206076
The Hotel Adlon was the site of a celebratory dinner held in honor of the two fliers, who completed their record-setting trip from New York to Germany just two weeks after Charles Lindbergh's historic solo flight. There had been stiff competition between Chamberlin and Lindbergh over making the first transatlantic flight. Indeed, only a legal injunction arising out of Chamberlin's dispute with a co-pilot prevented him from taking off before the Spirit of St. Louis. When Chamberlin was ready to go, his sponsor Levine unexpectedly hopped into the plane with him, becoming the first transatlantic passenger. When the pair landed in Germany, they had exceeded Lindbergh's distance by about 300 miles.