Blank Postcard of the "Spirit of St. Louis"

ID: SIA2013-06661 (front) and SIA2013-06662 (back)

Creator: Curt Teich & Co

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1934

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 84, Folder: 28

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Blank postcard of the "Spirit of St. Louis," Charles Lindbergh's plane, hanging in the U.S. National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building, above display cases. Light green bands are above and below the image. The message side is blank, and the card has white edging.


  • Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane)
  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • #4A-H2181. "C.T. Photo-Colorit," Made Only By Curt Teich & Co., Inc., Chicago, USA. Curt Otto Teich (1877-1974), a German immigrant, founded Curt Teich & Co., which was a postcard printing company that operated from 1898 to 1978. The company specialized in view and advertising postcards, and was the largest volume printer of this type in the world from the 1920s to the 1940s. C.T. Photo-Colorit was a printing process used by Curt Teich & Co.
  • This postcard is located in Accession #13-204, which is a part of Record Unit 95.
  • For another version of this postcard, see Negatives SIA2013-01065 and SIA2013-07220. For a postcard with the image in grayscale, produced by The Albertype Company, see Negatives SIA2013-07787 and SIA2013-07788.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 84, Folder: 28

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ID Number

SIA2013-06661 (front) and SIA2013-06662 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen

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