Lindbergh parade in New York City

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Lindbergh parade in New York City - The flier was placed in an automobile...
The flier was placed in an automobile automobile with Grover A. Whalen, chairman chairman of the Mayor's Committee of "Welcome and the car took its place in the apparently endless parade which for almost an hour past had been steadily marching by. The crowds in lower Broadway were such as police had never seen before. The sidewalks were packed tight, all skyscraper windows were filled with heads as close as bunched grapes, heads peered over the rooftops and adventurous youths perched on cornices cornices and window sills. Many a window in the miles of plate glass must have caved in before the pressure of the packed bodies but for the foresight of building owners owners who had boarded over practically all the glass along the line of march. The paper snowstorm with which New York greets its favorites had bvrun to fall while Lindbergh was still down the bay, but when he road up Broadway it became a blizzard. blizzard. Nor was it confined to Broadway Broadway and Fifth Avenue, over which the parade marched. At the signal of the harbor crafts' whistles the air became full of paper over the whole city. Miles from the route that Lindbergh had to pass the artificial artificial snow drifted downward and coated the city.

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 14 Jun 1927, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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