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October 16, 1927

Richmond Times-Dispatch, 16 October 1927, Original Newspaper, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

A Fred O. Seibel Cartoon Was Published

On October 15, 1927, Richmond's Richard Evelyn Byrd Flying Field, now the Richmond International Airport, was dedicated. Charles Lindbergh (1902–1974) flew the Spirit of St. Louis, the airplane in which he made the first nonstop solo transatlantic flight, to Richmond for the dedication. The next day, the Richmond Times-Disptach ran a cartoon by Fred O. Seibel (1886–1968) depicting the event. Seibel's popular cartoons often featured the character of Moses Crow, who observed and commented on events portrayed. The Richmond Times-Dispatch ran Seibel's cartoons from 1926 until his retirement in 1968.