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  • Travel Directions to Dedication of Lafayette Escadrille Memorial for Dedication - 1928

    SKU: 21-LFC-11

     Small 6.25x9.75" bifold having a map for travel from the center of Paris to the Memorial and written directions on one side.  The reverse has a full page map of the Memorial Site.  Very good.  Obviously intended to be used by those travelling to the dedication on July 4, 1928. SOLD

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    21-LFC-11
  • Bon Voyage Message to Attendees at Lafayette Escadrille Memorial - 1928

    SKU: 21-LFC-8

     One-sheet flowery message in English from the President of the Federation of French Volunteers to the Administrator of the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial.  Obviously intended for all those who travelled to France from the United States.  8.5x11", four-folded, mimeo.  Very good. SOLD

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    21-LFC-8
  • Travel Information Sheet to Dedication of the Lafayette Escadrille Monument - 1928

    SKU: 21-LFC-7

     One-page set of instructions for travel to France for the July 4, 1928 dedication.  Covers items like passports and visas, tours. the program for the dedication and a request for communication from those attending.  8.25x12".  Very good; dirty purple printing, one horizontal fold. SOLD

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    21-LFC-7
  • Donation Form to Lafayette Escadrille Memorial - 1928

    SKU: 21-LFC-6

     Unused form soliciting donations to this French Memorial.  8.25x5.25", folded vertically for mailing.  Very good; mailing address at bottom underlined in blue pencil. SOLD

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    21-LFC-6
  • Tribute and Eulogy on Dedication of the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial - 4 Jul 1928

    SKU: 21-LFC-5

     Mimeo sheet with a typed tribute by Marshall Foch and a eulogy by Ambassador Herrick.  This sheet was distributed at the dedication of the memorial.  8.5x11", four folded for mailing.  Very good. SOLD

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    21-LFC-5
  • Lot of 25 Lafayette Escadrille Photos, French Army Archive Copies

    SKU: 21-P-9

     All 5x7 b&w from the "Establissement Cinematographique des Armees, Fort D'Ivry".  Each reverse carries the archive rubber stamp along with a photo number in pencil.  But best of all, there is a detailed caption in pencil on the back of each (names, location, subject).  These also came through the American Heritage photo files.  I would guess these copies date from the 1960s-70s.  In the photo in the upper left you see a sample, this one of a pilot's grave.  Immediately to the right is the reverse with the rubber stamp shown.  Below is the collection itself.  Condition of all is excellent.  Accessing these today from the French Archives would likely cost at least twice what I am asking. SOLD

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    21-P-9
  • Lot of 10 Photos, Lafayette Flying Corps/Escadrille

    SKU: 21-P-8

     All 8x10" b&w from the American Heritage files.  Four are of Henri Farre paintings in the USAF Art Collection (subjects: Nungesser, Thaw, Guynemer, Malzeville Airfield).  Four by unknown artists (subjects: Thaw, Lufbery,Prince, Rockwell).  One of a charcoal of the airfield at Toul, France, by J. Andre Smith, Natrional Archive Collection, Signal Corps WWI photo.  One of the Lafayette Escadrille mascot, "Whiskey".  All very good condition. SOLD

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    21-P-8
  • LFC Pilot Arthur Cunningham Postcard

    SKU: 18-LFC-00003

    Postcard sent from LFC Pilot Arthur Cunningham to Dr. Kleiser, ca. 1967.  Text acknowledges Cunninghams willingness to add his signature to a project.  He was part of the famous Harvard Ambulance Unit and transfered to aviation, earning his brevet on Dec 1, 1917.  He later transfered to the famous USAS 94th Aero Sqdn ("Hat-in-the-Ring").  Very good. SOLD

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    18-LFC-00003
  • Nordhoff & Hall, The Lafayette Flying Corps, Vol I & II (Kennikat Edition)

    SKU: 17-LFC-00006

    Hall, James Norman and Charles Bernard Nordhoff.  The Lafayette Flying Corps, Vol I and II.  Port Washington, N.Y., Kennikat Press, 1964.  Facsimile reprint of the famous 1920 edition.  Vol I 514pp, Vol II, 316pp.  Vol I has extensive bios and portraits of the pilots and Vol II is the unit's history/story.  Limited edition of 500.  About good condition, no marks and sound; light rubbing on cover edges.  A set of the original edition will run about $1000.  This really nice facsimile, limited edition is a bargain at my price.

    Price: $225.00
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    17-LFC-00006
  • Norman Prince Childhood Portrait - signed

    SKU: 17-LFC-00005

    Lt. Norman Prince, Lafayette Escadrille, 5 victories, KIA October 1916.  Prince was one of the most popular pilots in and a founder of the Lafayette Escadrille which became the famous 103rd Aero Squadron when the US joined the war.  This is an 8.5 x 11" page from an autograph collector's album with a descriptive label at the top, a small oval image of Prince at the bottom (in French aviation) and the centerpiece a 2 x 2.5" portrait of a young Prince in jacket and tie which is mounted to a slightly larger card with the stamped imprint of the photographer, "MARSHALL BOSTON".  On the reverse in ink is "Norman Prince, May 1901"Assumed that this is in Prince's hand.  ( In 1901 Prince was 13 years old).  All in good condition. The photo is under loose clear poly and is not pasted down nor permanently attached (needs to come out of the page, though).  Important autograph nearly impossible to obtain due to his death at a young age. SOLD

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    17-LFC-00005