After his solo transatlantic flight in 1927, Charles was the most famous person in America at the time (back when pilots were rock stars). Also, Anne was no slouch … she became quite the pilot herself as well as an accomplished author (by the way, she lived all the way until 2001 and died at 94).
Lindy was a pretty big deal back in the 20s and kind of a bad ass for flying 30+ hours alone over the Atlantic (with no bathroom). I can’t sit at the bar in ChurchKey for more than an hour without having to use the restroom. Anyway, he took a ship back and it had plenty of bathrooms.
Check out this old film of him arriving back at the Washington Navy Yard.
UPDATE: I found this excellent colorized photo on Shorpy. Adds a whole new dimension to the photograph.