Dinner in Honor of Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, U. S. R. and his Associate Explorers of the Antarctic, Given by the Merchants' association of New York, June 19th 1930 at the Hotel Astor.
New York: Merchants' Association of New York, 1930. First printing. Pamphlet. octavo. pp approx. 20 unnumbered. wonderful colored plate cover with American flag, Byrd, his personal plane, as well as images from the Antarctic expedition. signed and inscribed four times: twice by Byrd himself, and then once by the organizer of the event and #1 speaker, Lincoln Cromwell. Other speakers included the Corporate Counselor of New York City and the Governor of Virginia. piece contains menu, list of speakers, list of those attending, and original copy of Cromwell's speech laid-in! amazing piece showing welcome received by Byrd upon his arrival to New York City after his voyage to the North Pole. is the personal copy of Lincoln Cromwell. Signed and inscribed additionally by Lawrence M. Gould, Geologist of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition ("In remembrance of our happy homecoming to New York"). Very Good. Item #2987
exciting piece of American history. dinner souvenir menu from evening event honoring Byrd. for other Richard Byrd pieces, search on our website for his master's degree from Yale University.