In Commemoration 50th Anniversary Lindbergh's Flight
May 20 1927-1977

Woven by Brough, Nicholson & Hall Ltd.

Reference Number:-  
obn 108  

same bookmark with different coloured background and writing
same bookmark with different
coloured background and writing

the image of this bookmark
was kindly donated by
Gillian Cooper, Great Britain

 
 
Bookmark with title words, portrait of Lindbergh and map of his flight

Words:

 
 
 
IN
COMMEMORATION
50TH
ANNIVERSARY
 
 

ROOSEVELT
FIELD L.I.
U.S.A

 
 

SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS

 
 
 
 

portrait of Lindbergh

 
 

CHARLES A. LINDBERGH
THE LONE EAGLE

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

LE BOURGET
PARIS
FRANCE
MAY 20
1927 - 1977

[image of initials BN&H]

Size of Silk:

22.6 cm long by 5.8 cm wide

Alternative back-ground colours:
 
Comments:

Woven on the front at the bottom is the customer initials " B, N, &, H " in a square formation.
Also woven on the front bottom is the eagle logo of the Eagle company of Detroit, Mitchigan, USA.

Woven on the back at the top turnover are the words

  EAGLEGRAPH
P.O. Box. 19218
DETROIT. Mi 48219
MADE IN
ENGLAND
RAYON/TERYLENE
 

Whilst Brough Nicholson & Hall wove this bookmark, it was actually made for the American market,
where it is known and marketed as an " Eaglegraph ".

This is the third such Eaglegraph to be made.

This bookmark is made of man made fibres, not pure silk.

This bookmark comes with a rear mounting card, on which is printed:
WHAT IS AN EAGLEGRAPH?
The beautiful woven design of this Eaglegraph is a revival of an art form
popular from 1869 to about 1910, during which time many such pieces
were produced depicting religious, policical, historical and popular events
and people.

This Eaglegraph was produced to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of
Charles A. Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic solo flight, the first person to successfully
fly the Atlantic. The Eaglegraph depicts the take-off point at Roosevelt Field,
The Spirit of St. Louis flying over the ocean as its path leads to a portrait
of "The Lone Eagle" in his leather flying suit.
On leaving the portrait, the flight path spells ATLANTIC in Morse Code
as it leads to the second view of his plane. Over the plane is the fly that
kept him awake towards the end of the historic 33 ½ hours' flight,
and the path ends at Le Bourget, France, where he landed.

The exquisite detail and superbly blended colors, which are the beauty of
the ribbon, were executed by Willian Cook, of Leek, Staffordshire, England.


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