CHAMBERLIN, CLARENCE. (1893-1976). American aviator. SP. (“Clarence D. Chamberlin”). 1p. 12mo. N.p., N.d. An informal black-and-white photograph of Chamberlin standing outside with a car and house in the background, darkly signed in the lower portion of the image.
In 1919, French-born American restaurateur Raymond Orteig offered $25,000 to anyone completing a solo nonstop flight from New York to Paris or vice versa, renewing his offer seven years later. Chamberlin was among those who took up the challenge, joining the ranks of naval commander and arctic explorer Richard Byrd and aviator Charles Lindbergh, who famously won the competition when he landed at Paris’ Le Bourget Airport on May 21, 1927.